Blog by SiMS for Students Volunteer Project member Renite Gosal on Looking After your Mental Health in and Outside of Class
At Glasgow Caledonian University our vision is to embed a culture of openness, trust and raised awareness of mental health and wellbeing, which enables both students and staff to thrive and achieve their full potential.
The Feeling Good App is University of Edinburgh’s collaboration with the Foundation for Positive Mental Health, an Edinburgh-based charity. Together they have created the app to be a free-to-use resource for all students and staff.
There has been much research published on the positive impact of art, in all its forms, on boosting positive mental health and wellbeing. This World Mental Health Day, Reena, one of our Student Health Project Coordinators, spoke to the lovely Sally Nimmo, a mental health activist, artist and technology expert on her views of mental health and the arts and what’s been her go-to creative outlet during lockdown.
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’.