What’s going on?
Monday 1st March
Let’s Talk Mental Health – Episode 7 – Body Image
Bandy has recorded a new episode of Let’s Talk Mental Health discussing all things body image, including body positivity, body neutrality, weight fluctuations during COVID and intuitive eating. Keep an eye on our social media channels on Monday evening for the episode.
View the full series so far on our YouTube channel.
Tuesday 2nd March
We will be sharing interesting statistics and facts surrounding eating disorders on our Instagram and Facebook pages to raise awareness, utilising the following sources: Priory Group, NHS, National Centre for Eating Disorders.
Wednesday 3rd March
Eating Disorder Awareness Keynote Speakers, 1 - 2pm, Online
Konstantina has invited two exciting guest speakers to discuss their experiences on how they manage their eating disorders. This virtual event aims to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by people with eating disorders. For more information, register for free via Eventbrite.
Thursday 4th March
Sport in Mind Yoga session, 1-2pm, Online
UoR Sport in Mind are a voluntary University of Reading society who work with the Sport in Mind charity to improve the lives of people experience mental health problems through sport and exercise. They will be running a free online yoga session for UMHD. Visit their Facebook event to find out more.
Mental Health Conference with Open Mind Society, 6-7:45pm, Online
Open Mind Society and Bandy have invited three guest speakers to talk about a range of topics relating to mental health and wellbeing. Speakers include a Reading alumni and mental health advocate, a spokesperson from a mental health charity in Reading, and a CBT Therapist. For more information, register for free via Eventbrite.
Friday 5th March
More Than A Grad Podcast: Eating Disorders
Rachel and Bandy speak to two special guests about the serious topic of eating disorders (ED): Dr Paul Jenkins a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in ED and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) discusses the main symptoms, treatments and misconceptions of this mental illness; and Sophie, a recent graduate who has appeared on BBC news and worked for Rethink a mental health charity, speaks about her own lived experience of Anorexia Nervosa throughout University.
The podcast will launch on RUSU’s Spotify on Friday.