Mental Health Awareness Week at SRUC

Published Thursday, 17th May 2018 in Staff news

Focus on Mental Health Awareness Week
SRUC is continuing its commitment to mental health awareness

As part of SRUC’s commitment to positive mental health for our students and employees, we are pleased to support Mental Health Awareness Week.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) will focus on Stress: are we coping?

The Mental Health Foundation’s Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. So this week, we will raise awareness of how we can tackle stress and help improve our mental health.

SRUC is committed to ensuring our staff and students are supported in an environment that promotes positive mental wellbeing. Last year, SRUC and SRUCSA signed a joint pledge to work together on this. Read more about this week’s special edition Guest Blog by Gemma Jones, SRUCSA Student President. 

This week SRUCSA have been delivering activity to students to raise awareness of stress management – watch their video here.

Please join the SRUC Seminar – Stress: Are we coping? – Thursday 17 May at 12.40pm.  Click here for more information. 

If you feel you need support about your own mental health, there’s a lot of support available. SRUC employees who want to talk to someone about their mental health, can contact our free 24-hour phone line on 0800 030 5182.

Or there are a number of other support networks that will help: 

  • Saneline: Phone – 0300304 700 (4.30pm – 10.30pm)
  • Sane Support Forums:  Sane.org.uk (24/7)
  • Samaritans: 24-hour phone line – 116 123
  • Breathing Space: Phone 0800 83 85 87

Or for more information, resources and stories of other people’s experiences visit the Mental Health Awareness Week website here.

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