It is easy to underestimate the cathartic power of simple, everyday activities. Much of the mental health narrative relates to clinical models and one-to-one therapy/counselling. In the spirit of preventative work as well as normalizing everyday experiences in all life the Student Counselling Service (SCS) at the University of Edinburgh took a different perspective with ‘What Works’.
Here Strathclyde Sports Union give an overview of the work which they took forward with the Think Positive Small Grant Scheme.
Today is World Mental Health Day. The theme this year is 'young people and mental health in a changing world' and this has never been more pertinent. This week we have a guest blog from our Deputy President at NUS Scotland, Gemma Jones. Improving student mental health is a personal priority for Gemma and in this blog she discusses why it's so important to her.
This week we have a guest blog from the lovely folk at Stirling University Students' Association. They'll be sharing the work their sabbaticals are focusing on this year and how they plan on working on improving student wellbeing.
This week Reena, our Student Health Project Coordinator, was over at West Lothian College for NUS Scotland’s event ‘Lead and Change’. This is an annual flagship training programme for new and returning officers. Here’s a little bit about what she got up to!