Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

"Reimagine Wellbeing Together - He Tirohanga Anamata" Monday 21 - Sunday 27 September

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) offers a chance to build on the simple things we’ve been doing to look after ourselves this year, and to reimagine what wellbeing looks like – together.

Of course, sometimes our sense of wellbeing might feel strong, and sometimes it might not – and that’s okay. That’s a completely normal part of being human. Doing the things that make you feel good is a useful tool to help you manage the ups and downs of life.

Talking to people about the state of their mental health, or your own, helps to break down the stigma surrounding mental illness and may help you to feel better. Find out more.

All week

Time Activity Faculty Location
All day                            Gratitude Tree
Add to the tree by leaving words of thanks and appreciation
Faculty of Law Law School Student Centre

Monday 21 September

Time Activity Faculty Location
1-2pm                             Webinar
Self Care: supporting yourself through hard times.  
Faculty of Arts Zoom

Tuesday 22 September

Time Activity Faculty Location
1pm

Hug in a Mug
Staff/students to hand around. BYO mug.

Faculty of Arts Arts Student Centre

Wednesday 23 September

Time Activity Faculty Location
1-2pm                    Webinar
Helping/supporting Friends, family & students
through mental health struggles.
Faculty of Arts            Zoom

Thursday 24 September

Time Activity Faculty/Service division Location
10.30-11.30am

Yoga Class
Please bring along your own sweat towel, a yoga mat (or large towel if you don’t have one) and a water bottle.

You must register to attend this class.

Sport & Recreation

New Sports Centre
5 Wynyard Street                             

1-2pm Webinar
Student Recovery Stories
Faculty of Arts Zoom                

Friday 25 September

Time Activity Faculty Location
1pm

Hug in a Mug
Staff/students to hand around. BYO mug.

Faculty of Arts Arts Student Centre
TBC

PJ Movie Night
Student-Led feel-good movie.
Suggest a movie or vote for your favourite here.

Faculty of Arts TBC if in person or online

Support and resources

You can find useful resources and sign up for the Mental Health Foundation’s newsletter at the Mental Health Awareness Week web page. Some people find colouring-in has can reduce anxiety, so you might like to try these MHAW templates – Mindful colouring and Nature.

The Equity Office’s Student Disability Services have mental health advisers who offer longer-term support to students with diagnosed mental health conditions. Find out more about Mental health support.