Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.

Did you know that 1 in 4 of us will experience mental illness at some point in our lives? That means that even if you’ve never experienced mental illness, you know someone who has.

We want students to open up about their mental health and stamp out the stigma that surrounds it. That’s why we’re bringing you a series of events designed to get you thinking about mental health differently, give you access to support if you’re tough time, and allow all students to speak openly about mental health.

Check out the schedule below and come along to one of free, interactive events.

You can also get involved in the campaign by keeping an eye out for the elephant around campus and tweet us with #ElephantInTheRoom.


Mon, 17.10.16

Campaign launch

Spot the elephant in lectures and around campus and tweet us with #ElephantInTheRoom.

  Around campus

Tues, 2pm-3pm 18.10.16

Mental health de-stigmatising workshops

A series of free workshops to get you thinking differently about mental health.

  Monterey Lounge, RUSU

Weds, 19.10.16, 12-3pm

Mental Health Fair

Come and meet local and national organisations working to challenge mental health stigma. Free activities, giveaways and more!

  3sixty, RUSU

Thurs, 20.10.16, all day

Caravan Theatre performs ‘The Time of your Life’

Why not come along and watch this free 10 minute play? Performances will run back-to-back all day.

  Palmer Quad

Fri, 21.10.16, 7pm onwards

Acoustic open mic night

Poetry and performances with a mental health theme. Listen or join in.

  Mojo’s Bar, RUSU

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