Student Minds is a mental health charity operating across the UK, empowering students and all members of university communities to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, to support others, and to create positive changes within their institutions.
In Cambridge, Student Minds is aiming to engage with students and university staff about the subject of mental health in the university, to campaign for better provisions inside the university and, by changing the culture of high intensity terms and competitive teaching styles, to promote the idea of being mentally healthy.
Student Minds Cambridge, and its college teams, both run campaigns and events throughout term-time, which they advertise widely via email and their respective Facebook pages. The specific nature and focus can differ between events; the last year has seen Student Minds Cambridge organise breakthrough events, such as Speakeasy at the Cambridge Union, as well as smaller college events like movie nights. All of these are aimed at increasing awareness of mental health amongst the student body, and promoting a safe and open environment for conversations about mental health between staff and students alike. To find out about upcoming events and campaigns follow the Student Minds Facebook pages.
Student Minds Reps in college are also in the process of being trained to be able to direct you to appropriate support in Cambridge. Get in touch with your college rep to find out more.