World Mental Health Week

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:00:00 BST

The University of Huddersfield will be celebrating World Mental Health Week form Saturday 8 until Saturday 15 October 2016.

With the aim of raising awareness and reducing the stigma often associated with mental health issues, Wellbeing and Disability Services will be holding the following events:

  • Monday 10 October 2016 (World Mental Health Day), 11.30am-2.30pm, Tea & Chat
  • Free tea & chat (and cake, for a small donation) will be available with external organisations and University staff on hand to talk and provide information to anyone worried or concerned about mental health or other wellbeing issues.

The event is based on level 4, Student Central and in the atrium of the Schwann Building.

A Night at the Movies

Three films based on the subject of mental health will be presented in Heritage Quay, on Level 3, Schwann Building at 6.00pm.

Monday 10 October: Girl, Interrupted, starring Angelina Jolie and Winona Ryder
Tuesday 11 October: Love & Mercy, starring John Cusack and Paul Dana
Thursday 13 October: Lars and the Real Girl, starring Ryan Gosling.

According to the Mental Health Foundation every year one in four people will experience some kind of mental health problem, with mixed anxiety and depression being the most common mental disorder in Britain.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event which has been organised by Lynsey Gray, Wellbeing Services.

For further information on the event please contact Lynsey on 01484 471350 (Ext. 1350) or email

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