As students ourselves, we know that many of you struggle with mental health. On 7th March, which is University Mental Health Day, King’s and KCLSU will be launching our jointly-developed King’s Mental Health Strategy. As part of the launch, students from My Mind Matters Too, Think Mental, Positive Peers, KCL Peer Supporters and the Wellbeing Club are collaborating to host an exciting University Mental Health Day Festival.
The day will involve pop-up stalls, talks, workshops, stalls, displays and conversations across campuses to bring focus onto this years selected theme "Use Your Voice'.
There are over 2.3 million students studying in UK universities, with many of these students experiencing academic, social and financial pressures. Being at university can raise a number of unique challenges to student mental health and wellbeing, with around a third of students reporting clinical levels of psychological distress.
University Mental Health Day is a national campaign promoting the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education. We all have mental health, we all have stories to share and we can all use our voices to shape the future of student mental health.
Find out how you can get involved today. Together, we can inspire conversations, take action and create change!
Can’t make it in but still want to get involved? Here is how you can still be part of the movement.