University Mental Health Day

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MSc Art Therapy students Emily McLlwaine, Finola McGreevy and Rose Quinn at Ulster University Mental Health Day

Congratulations to Emily, Finola and Rose for representing the MSc Art Therapy course at University Mental Health Day, Belfast campus! They shared affirmations and messages of support to both staff and students as part of a campaign to encourage positive mental health strategies within the university.

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The Mind Your Mood campaign offers students the chance to earn credits towards their EDGE award while also learning about and raising awareness of mental health issues.

Students can gain accreditation for this award by completing at least 20 hours of voluntary work related to mental health. These hours can be achieved in a variety of ways including:

  • Attending workshops run through Mind Your Mood or UUSU
  • Volunteering at fundraising or awareness raising events
  • Being part of the Mind Your Mood steering group

Mel Kennedy (Student Health and Wellbeing Advisor, Ulster University Student Support Services) is promoting mental health initiatives at Ulster University. Art therapy students may be interested in participating in these campaigns and projects, which develop their awareness of mental health issues and support strategies.

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