Contributions call for student mental health sandpit

Colleagues interested in student mental health can contribute to a sandpit on this issue.

Staff are invited to take part in a discussion event focusing on student mental health

A slash image for the Student Mental Health Sandpit event, run by the Cultural Institute. January 2020

The free event will bring together practitioners and researchers across arts and humanities, health and social sciences in a bid to uncover innovative solutions to problems on this theme.

Our multi-disciplinary counselling and wellbeing team offers a range of support services, from Big White Wall’s 24/7 online support to workshops, groups and individual appointments.

By drawing on differences in methodologies and values, the aim for this event is to help generate additional insights into identifying problems and developing solutions to address the social, cultural and academic aspects of student mental health and wellbeing.

It will enable us to collaboratively develop projects to harness the potential of arts and humanities to make sense of, and respond to, the current student mental health and wellbeing crisis in further and higher education.

Led by the Cultural Institute and Dr Bridgette Bewick, Associate Professor in Psychological and Social Medicine (Leeds Institute of Health Sciences), the sandpit takes place from 1-4pm on Wednesday 12 February in Clothworkers Building South.

Email by the end of Tuesday 21 January if you are interested in taking part. Briefly state your area of interest or expertise and the kind of work you are interested in developing.

Places will be confirmed two weeks in advance of the event.

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