Thursday 5 March 2020 is University Mental Health Day. This is a day to bring together the University community to make mental health a University-wide priority. There are a number of events on throughout the day designed to promote positive wellbeing which you can find information on below, as well as information on the other support we offer throughout the year!
- Meet your Sabb Officer (11am-12pm, Students’ Union)
- Wellbeing Walk (12:30pm, Richardson Building)
- Wellbeing Hour (1-2pm, Howard 001)
- Counselling Drop-In (1-2pm, Richardson Building)
- Making Eco Bricks (2-3pm, The Reef, Southlands)
- Social Tennis (4pm, The MUGA)
- Tea and Toast (4-5:30pm, The Well)
- WOW Yoga (8:30-7:30pm, Chapman Hall)
In addition to the above events, all Gym Roehampton classes will be free throughout the day! View the full timetable here.
Mental Health First Aid Training Course
We’re so excited to be offering a 2-day Mental Health First Aid training course for all students and staff. Not only is this a highly desirable (accredited) certification to add to your CV to increase your employability prospects, but is also an exclusive opportunity to equip you with invaluable skills, strategies and techniques that will support you – and those around you – for the rest of your lives. For further details of the accredited Mental Health First Aider Certification training course – offered FREE through the University – please click here.
Student Wellbeing Officer
Your Student Wellbeing Officer (SWO) is available to provide you with confidential emotional and practical wellbeing support for any difficulty you may have during your studies – bereavement, sexual assault and harassment, mental health difficulties, financial hardship and more.
Each College has a Student Wellbeing Officer (SWO). Students living on campus should access support from the SWO of the College your accommodation is. Students living off campus should access support from the SWO of the College you study at.
Our wonderful Wellbeing Team run a Wellbeing Drop-In Service to all students during term-time. Sessions are run every day from 1-2pm in Richardson Building on Digby Stuart Campus. We offer 10-minute slots in order to provide a quick service for advice, support and signposting to other support services. We can also signpost you to your SWO for a follow-up wellbeing appointment. If you are in need of urgent wellbeing support please do attend one of the daily wellbeing drop-ins. If you want to speak to us but would rather stay anonymous, please use our online form.
Mental Health Advisors
Our mental health advisors can support you if you are experiencing difficulties related to a mental health diagnosis. This can involve providing interventions, offering advice and guidance, sign posting to specialist support and working with students to strengthen self-management strategies. To make an appointment with our Mental Health Advisor, please contact your Student Wellbeing Officer.
The RoeWellbeing app is packed full of mindfulness techniques, self-care advice and podcasts, to provide support for your wellbeing. It has a ‘Support’ section, where you can access all University Student Support Services, refer to the wellbeing service, see drop-in times and access resources to support you if you are struggling.
The app also includes a news feed with updates from the Wellbeing Team, as well as information about self-care and positive wellbeing from relevant charities. The app makes getting support at any time easy and accessible, combining all the information you might need whilst at University into one place.
Search RoeWellbeing on Google Play or in the App Store to download the app. You can register with your Roehampton email address!
Life and Soul Collection
Earlier this academic year, the library launched the Life & Soul collection. This curated collection was developed in conjunction with other teams such as the Chaplaincy, Health & Wellbeing and the LGBT+ network, is aimed at supporting our user’s health wellbeing and personal growth.
The top three titles from this popular new collection are:
- Uni life hacks
- Small move, big change: using microresolutions to transform your life permanently
- An Introduction to coping with anxiety
Come browse the growing collection on the ground floor (it’s just behind the main staircase) or take a look at the collection online.
If you have a book you would like to recommend for this collection please use Suggest a Book button on our Library homepage and Life & Soul Collection in the reason for purchase.