University Mental Health Day 2023 will be changing date, due to the planned UCU strikes. Originally taking place the week before, the campaign will now be held on Thursday 9th March 2023.
University Mental Health Day is about bringing the higher education community together to start conversations and promote cultural change in student mental health. With strikes taking place throughout the week of 27th February, we want to ensure that all university staff and students get the opportunity to engage in the day fully. We want to make this year bigger and better than ever, and recognise that this wouldn’t be possible if we were to go ahead and run the day as originally planned.
At Student Minds we strongly believe in a whole-university approach to mental health and wellbeing. There is no good student mental health without good staff mental health. Universities need to be a healthy place to not only study, but to work, so a whole-university approach is essential for thriving university communities. We hope that by moving the date, we are ensuring staff are able to engage and participate in the day alongside students.
We understand the disruption that strikes may be causing to students, particularly following the Covid-19 pandemic. This period may feel like a very stressful time, so now more than ever we need to get the nation talking about university mental health
Join us on Thursday 9th March to ensure no student is held back by their mental health!
Are you a student being impacted by the strike action? It’s okay to be worried about how this may affect you, Student Space is here to support you. Explore our resources and support, as well as our university support search tool to see what support is available at your institution.