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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, from 13 – 19 May, there’s a range of initiatives across the University to promote the message of good mental health for all.

Welcome Ambassadors

A new tranche of Welcome Ambassadors are signed up and getting ready to help this autumn’s intake of students adapt to university life. These volunteers coordinate Welcome Groups for new students, including answering questions about the university and city, and organising meetups. The scheme is designed to give new students a head start on making connections at the outset of their university experience.

Earlier this year the Welcome Ambassadors programme was recognised by the government as leading the way in helping new students navigate the challenges of settling into university life, especially in relation to mental health.


Mental Health blog post

Two University graduates who advocate for mental health awareness have today shared their tips for managing mental health. Read their thoughts on body image, this year’s theme here.




Cake sale in aid of the Mental Health Foundation

All are invited to purchase delicious cakes, gifts and second hand books at the Careers and Employability Centre on Wednesday lunchtime, with all proceeds going to the Mental Health Foundation. Drop in on:

Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Time: 12pm – 2pm
Where: Careers & Employability Centre, 28 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth


Wellbeing services for students and staff

Whether you’re a University of Portsmouth student or member of staff, there’s support and advice on mental health available for you. Students can get in touch with the Student Wellbeing Service based at the Nuffield Centre for one to one support and workshops and courses. Meanwhile University staff can access help via the Occupational Health Service, including signing up for a Mini Mental Health MOT.

Find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week 2019.

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