This past year has shown us all more than ever before the importance of taking care of our mental health. To mark University Mental Health Day on Thursday 4 March, Student Services and RUSU are promoting a range of events and resources to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing.
- RUSU and Reading’s Open Mind Society have a free virtual mental health conference on Thursday 4 March from 6pm to 7:45pm.
- RUSU have also created a YouTube series, Let’s Talk Mental Health, which is designed to break the stigma surrounding mental health, through casual conversations in a relaxed environment
- RUSU's Disability officer has arranged an “Eating Disorder Awareness Speaker Event”, which is going to be happening on Wednesday 3 March, from 1-2 pm.
As well as events and sharing resources, we will be showcasing your stories on our Student Life blog. And don’t forget the wide range of support you can access here at Reading:
- Academic Tutor – for advice relating to your academic progress, development, or study skills
- Counselling & Wellbeing – providing specialist mental health support
- Life Tools – interactive workshops to help develop your skills, such as building resilience and confidence
- Our ‘Look After Yourself’ tips – providing guidance for a wide range of challenging situations
- RUSU Advice Service – offering independent and confidential advice for all students
- Self-Help NHS Leaflets - online leaflets created to help support you with a number of different things, including anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bereavement and more.
- Student Life Blog – written by Reading students for Reading students. Subscribe to read how others manage little and big challenges in their lives
- Student Welfare Team – here to help with personal difficulties such as homesickness, family, relationships, and issues related to drugs or alcohol, bullying and harassment
- Supporting Our Students (SOS) Scheme - offers the chance to be matched with a fellow UoR student or staff member for online support, and to help you feel more connected to the community, wherever you are.