We know the month of January can be bleak, especially after the year we have just had. However, it is important to remember that we are closer to the end of this Covid hell than we are to the start of it. Whilst we need to we of course realise that for many, the light is difficult to see at the end of the tunnel. That's why we work with the SRC, GUU and GUSA to deliver a serious of events, resources and campaigns aimed at helping you positively manage your mental health. Mental Wellbeing is a priority for the QMU all year round so please check out our resources here and those of the other students bodies on their websites!
Together we can do this!
Taking care of our Mental Health has never been more important than it is now. For years we have attempted to improve the support on campus through various campaigns and initiatives, namely, our Elephant in the Room campaign. We have decided to create a section of our website that brings this work together as well as providing a link to useful contacts and resources. We also recommend you check out the SRC's services and campaigns on their website as we all strive together to create a caring and supportive community.
Whilst Elephant in the Room has organised various events and campaigns aimed at supporting students and improving their Mental Wellbeing, we have also collectively fundraised for local and national charities such as the Mental Health Foundation. Mental Health was highlighted by students as the single-most important issue which they desired more support in at the University of Glasgow in our study of student attitudes in 2018. There was a clear desire shown in our findings that many students would feel more comfortable engaging with the QMU than other University services and organisations. This is why we believe it is crucial that we do our part in providing students with opportunities to positively effect their Mental Health. However, we do not provide counselling or professional services, instead, you should contact the University here for information on these.
We hope that together we can end the stigma surrounding mental health and equip all our our community with the tools they need to positively manage their mental wellbeing. You are not alone. We can do this.