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University Mental Health Day - 3 March 2022

28 February 2022

It’s University Mental Health Day this week

Display in library for University Mental Health Day

This Thursday – 3rd March – is University Mental Health Day  
If you visit your campus libraries this week you’ll be able to discover displays full of ideas for how to support your mental health as well as how to find further help when you need it.

How the library can help you: 
Take a look at our Library Health & Wellbeing guide. You’ll find lots of ideas for keeping your mind and body well throughout your studies as well contact details for where to get further help.

While on campus you can visit the Wellbeing Space in our Chelmsford library if you want to take a quiet break or have a look at the Wellbeing Wall in our Cambridge library to discover beneficial information. We’ve added a selection of plants around our libraries to make the space lighter and brighter for everyone.

Read and relax:
Reading has been proven to help reduce stress levels so take advantage of our vast collection of books and join us on Thursday 3rd March to celebrate World Book Day. In addition to the traditional academic books our Cambridge library also has an extensive collection of fiction books which can be requested to be sent to our other campuses in Chelmsford and Peterborough so everyone can enjoy them. Search for books on the library website

Put your mental health first and check out our virtual Wellbeing Shelf for a mindful read.  

Take a break on campus:
It’s important to take regular breaks when you’re studying. If you’re on campus, take a break from your screen and have a short walk around the campus. Taking a break could give you fresh inspiration with your studies and will help keep your mind and body well.

View of flowers and seating area by the river on Chelmsford campus

ARU Counselling & Wellbeing Service:
The ARU Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all ARU students and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.  

You can book onto upcoming Wellbeing Workshops

This week the Peer Wellbeing Mentors will be running several events in support of University Mental Health Day.

Topics: Wellbeing