RUSU is celebrating World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October

Did you know…

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year
  • 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination
  • Nearly three in four young people fear the reactions of friends when they talk about their mental health problems

What is RUSU doing?

RUSU will be celebrating World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October to raise awareness of mental health, and reduce the stigma and discrimination that surrounds it.

We will be doing three things…

  • Time to Change Pledge

RUSU will be supporting the Time to Change campaign by encouraging as many people as possible to sign the pledge- promising to end mental health stigma. Your Student Officers will be on campus with I pads encouraging you to pledge on World Mental Health Day.  For more information visit the Time to Change Pladge Wall.

  • Post Secret

Post secret is a campaign where individuals mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard.

RUSU will be holding our own post secret campaign. Inside the Union building on the 10th October there will be a stall where students can create their own homemade postcard, write a secret on the back of it and post it anonymously in a post-box.

  • Depressed Cake Shop

RUSU will be holding a ‘Depressed Cake Shop’ to raise money for Time to Change. These cakes appear depressed on the outside, but are colourful on the inside or come with an inspiring message.

Please come along, eat some delicious cakes, raise money and reduce mental health stigma.

Any questions? Want to get involved in this campaign? Please contact your Welfare Officer Sophie Davies.



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