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Saturday 10 October, World Mental Health Day: Do one thing for better mental health

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Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.

This World Mental Health Day 2020 is the most important one yet. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on us all, and prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now.

Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now

Do one thing today:

  • Go for a walk
  • Do something creative
  • Take the first steps to getting support 
  • Reach out to someone else
  • Share your support on social media - Mind have some great images/templates you can use - use the hashtag #DoOneThing
  • Look for three positives every day 
  • Meet, phone or video call a friend and have a laugh (remembering to stay within the current guidelines)
  • Focus on your breathing and allow yourself to appreciate the state of calmness you have created

Find out more

10 ways to look after your mental health infographic

The university is here to help and support you

Students: If you would like to access support, the university's support services are available for you to use. You can find the details of the Student Wellbeing Service and the Students' Union Advice Service on our website.

Staff: If you would like to access support, the university's Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is available for you to use.

It's ok to not be ok. It's ok to ask for help.