A series of 30-minute sessions exploring the themes of mental health and wellbeing, has been developed for University of Essex students by Essex Partnership University NHS Trust.
- To offer a series of online sessions where students can access information, advice and support on issues of mental health and wellbeing.
- To consider the nature and role of stress and anxiety in the context of academia, recognise when these are proving problematic and discover ways to better manage the problems effects.
- For students to develop an appreciation of mental health and wellbeing as an integral and essential component of health overall.
- For students to recognise their self-knowledge and abilities to cope with the normal stressors of life.
- For students to gain an enhanced understanding of mental health and wellbeing in relation to themselves and their wider communities.
- To raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the pursuit of academic success.
- To empower students through discussion and information sharing to take positive action for their own mental health and wellbeing and act on concerns promptly.
- To promote confidence for students in offering reasonable help and support to each-other and in recognising when concerns should be escalated.
- To consider the nature and process of making changes and recognising the effects.
These workshops will be framed around the broad themes of the Five Ways To Wellbeing:
- CONNECT – talk, listen, be there, feel connected
- BE ACTIVE – do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood
- TAKE NOTICE – remember the simple things that give your joy
- KEEP LEARNING – embrace new experiences and opportunities, surprise yourself
- GIVE – your time, your words, your presence
Workshops will be delivered via Zoom 2.30-3pm on the following dates:
| Date || Theme|
|26 May 2021 ||Mental Health and Wellbeing: Give|
|2 June 2021 ||Mental Health and Wellbeing: Change|
For further information and to book your place please contact:
Angela Duffy - Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Essex Partnership University NHS Trust
Laura White - Healthcare Support Worker, Essex Partnership University NHS Trust