World Mental Health Day


World Mental Health Day is observed annually on 10 October with the main objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

The theme for this year is ‘Suicide Prevention’. Every year close to 800,000 people, globally, take their own life and there are many more who attempt suicide. It’s also a principal cause of death among people who are 15 - 29 years old.

What can you do to help take care of your mental health?  

  • Initiate a conversation with colleagues or someone else on mental health issues
  • Share ideas on social media platforms on what more needs to be done to support mental health
  • Explore how your diet can affect your mood and improve your mental wellbeing through healthy eating
  • Plan to go to bed some days in a month an hour or some minutes earlier. (Those extra minutes can help improve your health as studies have shown that most of us are not getting enough sleep)
  • Plan to go for a 15 – 20 minute walk at some lunchtimes. It has been proven that moderate exercise can do wonders for your mental health, self-esteem and moods

The biggest thing you can do to improve your mental health is talk to someone about how you are feeling - a colleague, a friend or a family member. Remember, LJMU is a community where diversity is valued and celebrated.

Througout the year, LJMU offers a range of initiatives, training sessions, events and workshops including:

Staff Stress workshops
Sessions will be run between 2.00 and 3.00pm on the following dates:

  • Monday 21 October at Exchange Station Room G14/15
  • Wednesday 23 October at Redmonds Building Room RB/301
  • Wednesday 6 November at IM Marsh Room IM/A002
  • Wednesday 13 November at Byrom Street Room BS/322

For further information and to register, visit the webpage here

Suicide Awareness Training
This training is open to anyone working or volunteering at LJMU who would like to increase their awareness of and skills in suicide prevention.

For further information and to register, visit the webpage here

Mental Health First Aid - Day 1
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course that teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and provide help on a first aid basis. The two-day course is accredited by MHFA England.

For further information and to register, visit the webpage here

Result CIC - Training For Managers Of Staff With Disabilities an Long-Term Health Conditions Including Mental Health
The aim of the programme is to offer LJMU Managers and Programme Leaders/Personal Tutors further support and guidance, in relation to; operating more confidently and effectively, whilst developing themselves and their staff/students positively.

For further information and to register, visit the webpage here


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