Published: 2 October 2015

New event series for World Mental Health Day

Colouring in

The University is supporting World Mental Health Day with a series of events, including adult colouring-in sessions and lectures to promote the importance of mental wellbeing.

World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health.

The following events will take place at the University this month:

Adult Colouring-in sessions

Colouring-in books for adults has been popular with people looking to de-stress and relax after work or study.  This lunch-time colouring workshop includes templates and an assortment of coloured pens and pencils. Staff and students can register for one of the following workshops at the Liverpool and London campuses:

Liverpool Campus:

Wednesday 14 October 2015, 12.00pm – 2.00pm:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colouring-in-for-positive-mental-health-tickets-18510913641

Thursday 15 October 2015, 12.00pm – 2.00pm:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colouring-in-for-positive-mental-health-tickets-18510963791

Friday 16 October 2015, 12.00pm – 2.00pm:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colouring-in-for-positive-mental-health-tickets-18511690966

London Campus:

Wednesday 14 October 2015, 12.30pm – 1.30pm:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colouring-in-for-positive-mental-health-tickets-18511690966

Men/tal – A lecture on men and mental health

This lecture will explore the different experiences and stigma that men face when discussing mental health. The event will take place on Wednesday, 14 October, 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the Stanley Theatre.

To book your place and see the full list of speakers please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-men-and-mental-health-tickets-18432014652

‘Crafternoons’ at the London Campus Library

The London Campus run a regular craft club called ‘Library Crafternoons’, which are open to all students and staff at the University of Liverpool in London. The Library Crafternoon welcomes all current and potential crafters to join. Participants will be provided with a selection of materials including wool, knitting needles, origami and sewing materials to get everyone started. Attendees are welcome to bring other crafting materials.

For further information on Crafternoons please contact the London Campus Library at: londonlibrary@liverpool.ac.uk / 020 7682 4637.

Liverpool Guild of Students

Liverpool Guild of Students is running a series of events to support World Mental Health Day including a discussion with Professor Peter Kinderman on a manifesto for the government’s approach towards mental health. Students will also be able to visit a ‘chill out and de-stress’ space on The Street at the Guild all next week and Liverpool University Drama Society (LUDS) and Mental Health Society are staging a performance to reveal what living with a mental illness is like. For a full list of events at the Guild, please visit: http://www.liverpoolguild.org/events and search ‘mental health’.

Further information

For more information or free and confidential advice on mental wellbeing, please visit the counselling service site: http://www.liv.ac.uk/studentsupport/counselling/ or contact the service at counserv@liverpool.ac.uk / 0151 794 3304.

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