World Mental Health Day on October the 10th is the annual global celebration of mental health education, awareness and advocacy.
Throughout the week starting Monday 7th– Friday 11th October LJMU Student Advice and Wellbeing Services will be delivering a range of activities and raising awareness to celebrate good mental health and encourage us all to look at what we can do to maintain and promote positive wellbeing. We've got lots planned so come along, join in and help us end the stigma that surrounds mental health. Find us at the following locations during the week:
- Monday 7th Oct: 12pm - 2pm Redmonds Building Find us in the social zone area facing Starbucks
- Tuesday 8th Oct: 12pm - 2pm Avril Robarts Library Find us in the reception area, ground floor
- Wednesday 9th Oct 12pm - 2pm Aldham Robarts Library Find us in the entrance foyer
- Thursday 10th Oct 12pm - 2pm Byrom Street, James Parsons Building Find us in the social zone area
- Friday 11th Oct 12pm - 2pm IM Marsh Find us in the Meeting Place cafe,
Our Service’s Programme of workshops and activities are designed to introduce you to new ways of looking after your wellbeing and to equip you with the self-care skills you need to deal with the challenges and demands of student life. Our workshops are facilitated by staff from our different teams within Student Advice and Wellbeing.
To find out what’s on offer throughout the year visit: saw.ljmu.ac.uk
We have the following free online resources available for students to use throughout the year:
BlackBullion is our free online money management system which helps students improve money management skills, get advice on how to make a budget and how to handle money efficiently. Students can register with their LJMU email address at www.blackbullion.com
LJMU has partnered with the self-help cognitive behaviour therapy programme, SilverCloud. The online programmes offer techniques to help students deal with anxiety, depression, stress or body image issues. Students can access this service here: ljmu.silvercloudhealth.com/signup.
See Say Signpost Suicide Prevention Training
See Say Signpost (co-authored by LJMU fellow Angela Samata) is a free 20 minute online training module that helps guide you on how to talk to someone who may be feeling suicidal - it could be a friend, family member, or stranger. The aim of See Say Signpost is to help you gain an understanding in how to see the signs, talk to someone in the right way and understand where to signpost them for help.
Access training here: www.zerosuicidealliance.com
Other Activities during the week…
Free Weekly Yoga Sessions for LJMU Staff and Students
Yoga with Mohan: Delivered from by one of Lifestyles Gym's top yoga trainers, make time to look after your wellbeing, unwind and workout
Every Wednesday starting 9th 0ct: 1.15-2.00pm- Full Yoga Session.
Full dynamic Yoga session including a relaxation session focused on calm breathing.
Where: Room 106, First Floor John Foster Building.
For: Students and Staff
Booking info: Just turn up, please wear comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water and yoga mat. Some spare mats are available if needed.
LJMU Volunteer Fair
Volunteering your time to support others is a wonderful way to enhance wellbeing, create new connections and enhance you LJMU experience.
If you want to make a difference, help people and help the environment, come along to our volunteering fair
Wednesday 9th October 1pm – 4pm John Lennon art and design building, Ducking Street, L3 5RD .
To book, visit: careers.ljmu.ac.uk