As we reach University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day on Thursday 3rd March, Sheffield Hallam is promoting the wellbeing of staff and students with free events for students across both campuses - on top of our usual support.
"This year's theme is Heads Together and the aim is to help students to consider actions they can take to support their own wellbeing, as well as that of their friends at university. The Wellbeing Fair will also give students the opportunity to find out about support services at SHU and in the Sheffield area that can help to support mental health." - Annie Kemball, Senior Wellbeing Advisor
Activities include a wellbeing fair, a workshop featuring origami, knitting and mindful colouring, Tai chi and salsa classes, and a 'Look After Your Mate' workshop to give students the skills and confidence to support their friends.
Outside of University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day, we help our students to manage personal issues that might impact on their studies and offer a range of options to support them during their time at university.Our services are confidential, delivered at both campuses and have both male and female advisers from different backgrounds.
Our services include:
Self-help materials- our wellbeing appointments offer one-to-one support on how to use the resources and students can contact the Student Wellbeing reception for more details. Our self-help materials include online resources, books and leaflets to help our students self-manage their wellbeing.
Workshops - we hold regular sessions throughout term-time to help you make the most of your studies and look after yourself. Sessions such as mindfulness, assertiveness and resilience training help our students balance life and study.
Counselling - our face-to-face and online counselling sessions are run by professional councillors who provide the confidential service for free. The councillors are trained to help you manage the pressures of student life.
Mental health support- our mental health advisors can suggest practical coping strategies, ensure faculty staff are aware of your difficulties, make referrals to other support services, help you access your GP and mental health services, and help plan your return to SHU following any time off.
Faith advice - Students are welcome to use our Multifaith Chaplaincy which incorporates a 'quiet room' for prayer, reflection or simply to be still, Muslim prayer rooms and a meeting space. We also offer personal support, opportunities to explore spirituality, faith and belief, and other religious information and advice.
Students can visit our Student Wellbeing blog to find out about appointments, to book workshops and use our online self-help resources. Find out more about how we support our students wellbeing >
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