MENTAL HEALTH
WE’RE STUDENTS, WHO CARE ABOUT LOOKING AFTER OUR OWN, AND OTHER PEOPLE'S, WELLBEING AND MENTAL HEALTH WHILST STUDYING AT ESSEX. IF YOU’RE ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH THE WIDER STUDENT COMMUNITY, JOIN THE CONVERSATION HERE.

THINGS WE’RE WORKING ON

 

 

Understanding mental health is a part of support for others. We're planning to train hundreds of staff and students to be better equipped to understand and support mental health.

Phase 1 150 students trained including wellbeing ambassadors, SU full time and part time officers, SU permenant and student staff.
Achieved in Dec 2018
Phase 2- roll out training to significantly more students and staff and get agreement on how we'll measure success of project.
Scheduled for June 2019
 

TARAN BARAGWANATH

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Wellbeing is so important at university, students away from home, experiencing loads of new scary and exciting things and feeling the pressure in their degree.

We're creating a team of volunteers dedicated to supporting students maintain positive wellbeing, by supporting SU wellbeing activities and services.

140 wellbeing ambassadors recruited and trained.
Achieved in Dec 2018
Ambassadors are now in place.
Scheduled fpr Term 2 & 3
 

TARAN BARAGWANATH

Sabb working on this project, Email me

Sometimes talking things through, or someone asking how things are going can make all the difference. We want to have one-to-one conversations with students to check in on we're doing, and signpost what support is available.

We'll be giving out a free plant at every chat we have with a 'self-care' leaflet for you to use.

Held plant and conversation stall on Mental Health Day and at wellbeing fair.
Achieved in Nov 2018
held plant and conversation stall on Mental Health Day and at wellbeing fair.
Achieved in Dec 2018
Vanuary launches. We're on the road, travelling around student areas to have a chat and give out plants.
Scheduled for Jan 2019
 

TARAN BARAGWANATH

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 are working with the University and students to advocate for amazing support services.

The University student support team went through some changes at the start of the year. They restructured with the aim to provide better support for students. Our aim is to evaluate these changes and make sure that support is better for everyone.

Wellbeing group has been established. If you would like to attend, click HERE
Achieved Nov 28
 

TARAN BARAGWANATH

Sabb working on this project, Email me