DID YOU KNOW that, according to a recent 2020 report, over 40% of students have experienced a psychological issue for which they felt they needed professional help, and 26.6% of students reported having a current mental health diagnosis.
Do these figures sound scary? Well, we don’t think they need to be.
Given the obvious prevalence of mental health conditions in student populations, we think that we need to get used to talking about and sharing our experiences. We need to be more open with one another and, wherever possible, try to de-stigmatise the whole dialogue that comes with mental health and poor mental health.
That’s why we want to encourage people to get in the habit of TALKing about Mental Health. Or more specifically…
Asking the question
Letting someone know if you’re struggling
Kicking the stigma
There are some amazing resources available at Edge Hill for anyone struggling with their mental health.
As an Edge Hill Student, you have free access to Togetherall, an app that provides support, resources, and a 24/7 online chat service relating to Mental Health Concerns.
So far in 2020/21:
Over the coming months, we will be posting videos, resources, interviews, and blogs on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels as part of our Let’s TALK campaign.
If you would like to write for us, film with us, or discuss any opportunities relating to our Let’s TALK campaign, simply give us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout our campaign, we’ll be looking to talk to students about their experiences using a range of paid and voluntary workshops, feedback sessions, and video opportunities.
If any of the above options sound like your cup of tea, all you have to do is join our Let’s TALK – Mental Health and Wellbeing Student Network!