University Mental Health Day 2023
Run jointly by Student Minds and the University Mental Health Advisors Network (UMHAN), University Mental Health Day brings together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority and create on-going year round change to the future of student mental health.
At Reading we are doing just this, join us on University Mental Health Day and throughout the academic year to raise awareness of Mental health and the support on offer to you at the University of Reading.
Why is this important? Student minds research has found that:
- 1 in 4 students surveyed said they have a current, diagnosed mental health issue
- 30% of students surveyed said their mental health had got worse since starting university
- 1 in 4 students surveyed would not know where to go to get mental health support at university if they needed it.
We want to do our best to change these statistics and help you find the right support.
Mental health support
If you are ever struggling, there are many ways you can reach out for help. We understand how daunting this can be but the important thing is that you talk to someone early on, so that you can get some support. No issue is to big or small, and talking to someone can really help.
If you feel like you need to talk to someone about your mental health please take a look below at 'Find support for your mental health'. We have teams inside and outside of The University ready to help.
Student Wellbeing Services are here Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00, to help (this includes Counselling, Welfare, and our Disability Advisory Service).
If you need urgent Mental Health support please visit our Emergency and urgent help page or call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans. You can also visit our Suicide awareness webpage for more advice and links.
Some helpful articles and information from Student Space, run by Student Minds, which is here to help you find the support and advice that you need: