Mind Your Mate Week

Mind Your Mate week is a wellbeing week of activities & events that aim to support your mental health, and encourage you to look out for a friend who may be struggling through the stresses of the exams and deadlines period (January and May), as we know these are the most high pressure points of the year for most students. We want you to know that we are here to help and that while you may be struggling to balance the demands of student life, you are not alone as there is always a friend or someone at the SU looking out for you, ready to listen.

Mind your mate week is all about having some fun, taking productive breaks and remembering to take care of your mental health. We also want to encourage more conversations around mental health, whether that's with a friend, a member of SU/University staff or a local support link. So even if it's taking 5 minutes out to have a chat with us over a fruit mocktail, or taking a well deserved break to relax with Smithills farm and some animal therapy; grab a friend and do something positive for your mental health during Mind Your Mate Week.


See a line up of events for our May 15th-19th 2017 Mind your mate week here!


11am - 2pm Chancellors Mall

Relieve some tension and create your own Stress Ball, grab a lavendar bag to help you get a good nights sleep and take a break with some adult colouring, play doh and table games!


10am and 2pm Location to be confirmed.

‘Look After Your Mate’ with a Student Minds workshop, the UK‘s student mental health charity. The session will be led by trained Students’ Union staff members.

**If you would like to book your place on the Student Minds 'Look After Your Mate' training - please complete your registration form here**


11am - 2pm Chancellors Mall/ SLZ

Mind your mental and physical health with our indoor Fun Day - with old school style activities from the egg and spoon race to hula hooping! We will also have free fruit and bottles of water available.


11am - 3pm Chancellors Mall/ SLZ

Grab a fruit Mocktail, relaxing massage and a range of advice & guidance from local organisations & support services. You can also get involved our fun photo booth with free prints!


2:30pm - 4pm  Location to be confirmed

Meet the baby animals from Smithills Farm!


12pm - 2pm SLZ  

See Bollywood dancers from RiRi’s Dance Academy live in the SLZ and get involved with their free dance workshop.

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