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March 15, 2013

Glamlife News from mentalwellbeing.glam.ac.uk
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» Please complete this important survey!

ECU, Equality Challenge Unit is conducting a UK-wide survey:

  • How can universities support staff and students experiencing mental health difficulties?

PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY!

ECU is currently surveying the views of staff and students on how universities can support people experiencing mental health difficulties. In particular, they want to gain an understanding of how universities can:

  • develop an environment which encourages staff and students to let the university know they are experiencing mental health difficulties and receive targeted support
  • proactively ensure that their courses, the work environment, their facilities and services are accessible to students experiencing mental health difficulties.

Responses to the staff and student surveys will be invaluable in helping ECU develop materials to promote an inclusive environment supportive of mental health in universities.

Student survey: How can universities support students experiencing mental health difficulties?

ECU (Equality Challenge Unit) is the organisation that works to further and support equality and diversity in higher education in the UK.

» Please complete this important survey!

ECU, Equality Challenge Unit is conducting a UK-wide survey:

  • How can universities support staff and students experiencing mental health difficulties?

PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY!

ECU is currently surveying the views of staff and students on how universities can support people experiencing mental health difficulties. In particular, they want to gain an understanding of how universities can:

  • develop an environment which encourages staff and students to let the university know they are experiencing mental health difficulties and receive targeted support
  • proactively ensure that their courses, the work environment, their facilities and services are accessible to students experiencing mental health difficulties.

Responses to the staff and student surveys will be invaluable in helping ECU develop materials to promote an inclusive environment supportive of mental health in universities.

Student survey: How can universities support students experiencing mental health difficulties?

ECU (Equality Challenge Unit) is the organisation that works to further and support equality and diversity in higher education in the UK.

March 12, 2013

Glamlife News from mentalwellbeing.glam.ac.uk
mentalwellbeing
» Are Universities getting student welfare support right?

Two recent articles in the “The Independent” about the support offered to young people in the education system have been very thought provoking. Readers have left comments and opinions which add further to the debate.

It is interesting stuff, why don’t you take a look? Anthony Seldon is behind a national campaign urging Universities to take more responsibility for their students’ welfare. Whereas Frank Furedi in his article questions the rationale behind what he sees as the infantilising of academic life.

We are keen to hear what our students think. Please take part and let us know your thoughts below!

Fill out my Wufoo form!

» Are Universities getting student wellbeing support right?

Two recent articles in the “The Independent” about the support offered to young people in the education system have been very thought provoking. Readers have left comments and opinions which add further to the debate.

It is interesting stuff, why don’t you take a look? Anthony Seldon is behind a national campaign urging Universities to take more responsibility for their students’ wellbeing. Whereas Frank Furedi in his article questions the rationale behind what he sees as the infantilising of academic life.

We are keen to hear what our students think. Please take part and let us know your thoughts below!

Fill out my Wufoo form!

March 4, 2013

Glamlife News from mentalwellbeing.glam.ac.uk
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» Wellbeing on Twitter!

We are actually catching up with social media at last and there is now a Wellbeing page on Twitter.

Please follow us for lots of relevant info and links to mental wellbeing: Counselling & Mental Wellbeing Service on Twitter

March 1, 2013

Glamlife News from mentalwellbeing.glam.ac.uk
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» Wellbeing on Facebook!

We are actually catching up with social media at last and there is now a Wellbeing page on Facebook (with Twitter soon to follow!).

Please follow us and like us for lots of relevant info and links to mental wellbeing: Counselling & Mental Wellbeing Service on Facebook

» Self Injury Awareness Day 1st March

1st March is Self Injury Awareness Day

See what you can do to support the day at SIAD

» A new victory against discrimination!

On 28 February 2013, the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013 became law.

The Act removes the last significant forms of discrimination in law from our society.This is a fantastic moment for people with mental health problems and a big step towards breaking down the prejudice surrounding mental health.

The Act removes three legal barriers that contribute to a stigmatised view of mental health problems. It also sends a wider message that discrimination of people with mental health problems will not be tolerated.

The three provisions in the Act:

  • repeal section 141 of the Mental Health Act 1983, under which a Member of the House of Commons, Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly or Northern Ireland Assembly automatically loses their seat if they are sectioned under the Mental Health Act for more than six months
  • amend the Juries Act 1974 to remove the blanket ban on �mentally disordered persons� undertaking jury service
  • amend the Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008 which states that a person might cease to be a director of a public or private company �by reason of their mental health�

These three pieces of legislation fed into the discriminatory and outdated idea that people with mental health problems can never recover, and cannot be trusted to participate in social, political or economic life.

February 21, 2013

Glamlife News from mentalwellbeing.glam.ac.uk
mentalwellbeing
» University Mental Health Day update

Glamorgan staff and students celebrated University Mental Health day for the first time yesterday on the Treforest campus.

The Student Union mascot Gandalf was out-and-about encouraging people to add their 'Mindapples’ to the tree in the Student Union.

Gandalf promoting University Mental Health Day

Students shared their 5 tips for looking after their mental wellbing and attached their Mindapple to the tree.

The Mindapples tree and the Day's organisers in the SU

February 18, 2013

Glamlife News from mentalwellbeing.glam.ac.uk
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» Please share and join our 'Thunderclap'

It takes just 20 seconds to sign up to the Thunderclap (a mass Tweet and Facebook post) for University Mental Health Day.

By joining you will become one of hundreds of people across the UK tweeting or posting about #unimentalhealthday all at the same time! It’s a great way to spread the message to thousands of people that if they are struggling, they are not alone and support is available.

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