On Wednesday 9th March Loughborough’s Student Union will bring you the annual University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day.

The Union is set to be transformed by VP Welfare and Diversity Gemma Lomas and members of Heads Up. From 11am to 4pm there will be a flurry of activities, interactive stalls and experiences for everyone to enjoy and participate in. Head down to the Piazza and Room One this Wednesday between 11am and 4pm to pick up your free ‘Heads Together’ goodie bag and support mental health.

The theme of the day Heads Together strives to promote a unified approach in all of our attitudes towards mental health. The free flowing atmosphere and flexible agenda of the day should enable people to make the most of the day.

In attendance will be representatives from local support services such as the Charnwood Mental Health Network, the Mental Health Association Heads Up as well as the Disability Support Network and other various University Support Teams.

Leading up to the day there will also be a prelude to the events of the day with the chaplaincy hosting meditation classes and the dance studio upstairs in the Union building being used for mindfulness and laughter yoga sessions on the 7th and 8th of March. Everyone is welcome, so feel free to come along and have a laugh with us!

Events throughout the day include a Mindfulness Tipi in Room One, Recovery Tree, Art Therapy Corner, live acoustic performances, spoken word, Nightline Chat and Chill to promote their new instant messaging service as well as a Self Help Selfie station, so go down and take a self help selfie and see your selfie be collage on the Self Help Selfie collage.

One thing that VP Welfare and Diversity Gemma Lomas really emphasised was that this is an outreach event for staff and students alike, campus and town, University and Union. The objective of the day is to present a united front to support staff and students together about positive mental health.

This is set to be a great day, full of an array of activities you would never normally find in Room One so be sure to get down to the Union on Wednesday 9th March for University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day.

You can also follow the National Mental Health and Wellbeing Day on Twitter with #HeadsTogether


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