How can we encourage good mental health and wellbeing at university?
This session will provide an outline of the key factors which impact on the mental health of students. Within the masterclass we will consider ways in which universities can help support wellbeing. We will then go on to explore strategies that students can use to maximise their own wellbeing.
The session will include interactive activities to allow us to look at student wellbeing from a range of different perspectives and will emphasise self-compassion, promoting the idea that we can strive for optimal wellbeing, rather than focus on the absence of illness. The class will provide signposting and resources for support or further reading.
Note that content will be written to avoid using examples that are triggering, however broad descriptions of biological and social influences on wellbeing will be covered.