Connect with others

Connecting with other people is really important to our wellbeing. In a University environment it can be easy to become disconnected – you don’t have to engage with others for the majority of the time if you don’t choose to. However, connecting with others provides you with social interaction, stress relief, support and a reason to take some time away from study. All of these factors are important to ensure we cope during highly stressful times.

Learn more about the research behind connecting with others and wellbeing

Ideas for connecting with others in the University

Become a social change innovator!

POD or Point of Difference helps support young people who have experienced mental distress. The organisation sees young people as a key aspect of tackling mental illness discrimination.

You can be a part of this movement by applying to their incubator programme that will support you to turn ideas into actions, link you with sweet contacts, and inspire you with key movers and shakers in business, social enterprise and the creative arts.

If you are between the ages of 17-24 with an innovative idea or project apply for POD as an individual, or as part of a group.