As the university's mental health society we are passionate about ...
a) providing a space where students can come together and discuss mental-health related issues or, simply hang out with like-minded people in a relaxed environment
b) campaigning to improve mental health services and support, both at King's and in the wider London community
c) fundraising for important mental health charities
d) educating on mental-health-related issues and on how to boost mental wellbeing so as to remove certain stigmas and to help raise awareness of the importance of mental health
Some of our events over the past year have included 'Tea and Talk' - an informal gathering we run once a fortnight where students can discuss all manner of things over a cup of tea ... 'Student Stories' - where students can opt to share their own stories surrounding mental health or, alternatively, where students can come along to hear the stories of others ... 'Craft Workshops' and 'Yoga and Mindfulness Workshops' - each aimed at exploring new ways to care for our mental health whilst managing the stresses of uni life.
Moreover, in the year ahead we shall be working closely with a network of societies and student groups with a vested interest in mental health as part of a newly-created forum. Collaborating in this way will enable us to run big events for World Mental Health Day, Wellbeing Week and University Mental Health Day.
The society is open to any students with an open mind, regardless of whether they are personally connected to mental health, or simply intrigued and willing to raise awareness and campaign for greater knowledge surrounding this taboo subject.