Open Mind Reading 

Open Mind is a free membership society committed to the mental health and wellbeing of its members

 

We aim to...

1. Sign post students to the right professionals - e.g. Student Welfare in Carrington, GP's and Counselling Services 

2. Educate students and raise awareness of mental health on campus and beyond 

3. Help students to engage in healthy coping behaviours and manage their mental health throughout difficult times in the academic year 

4. Provide a safe space to speak out non-judgementally about mental health 

5. Provide opportunities to better your mental health 

6. Work closely with other teams in the University to improve wellbeing services at Reading

 

About Us 

Open Mind is a free membership society originally founded at the University of Manchester in 2015. In 2017 Open Mind was established in Reading, after a successful year starting up the society and building a community of members we're ready to make this year even better, with a new commitee of amazing people full of ideas we want to make a positive impact on student wellbeing this academic year. 

 

Events For Spring Term  Date, Time and Location Details 

Open Mind Book Club

 

Wednesday 29th January 2020

2-3pm 

Location: Relaxation Room, Upper RUSU

When Michelle Thomas suffered her first major depressive episode six years ago, she read and watched and listened to everything about mental health she could get her hands on in an effort to fix herself. God, it was tedious, boring and, quite frankly, depressing.

Please come along and bring a copy of My Sh*t Therapist by Michelle Thomas. This is an honest, hilarious and heart rending account of living with mental illness.

If you do not get a chance to read the book you are still free to attend and discuss the recurring themes.

 

*THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED*

Open Mind Society Mental Health Conference 

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Wednesday 5th February 2020

6-8pm 

Location: Edith Morley G27

Open Mind are very proud to announce our own Mental Health Conference! 

Speakers will include:

DR. ALLAN LAVILLE, PhD, CPsychol

Who will be addressing mental health issues surrounding the LGBT+ community

DR. NAOMI MIDDLETON, DClinPsych

Who will be discussing yoga, mindfulness and her role as a clinical psychologist

DR. RUPERT McSHANE, MD, FRCPsych

Who will be exploring his research on ketamine infusions for depressive treatments and the relevance of ECT

 

If you are a Part 2 Psychology student, attending this conference can count towards your Careers CPD log. If you are a Psychology with a Professional Placement Part 1 or 2 student, attending this conference can gIve you 2 hours for your training log. You can also obtain 2 hours of Training and Development for your Red Award. 

*THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED*

Not-so-lovely Valentines Day!

Valentines Day 

12-2pm

Location Palmer 107 

Here at Open Mind we understand that for some Valentines Day is a day for flowers, chocolates and happiness, but for others... not so much!

So please join if you are 

  • Single or feeling alone
  • Going through a break up 
  • Are in a long-distance relationship
  • Or you just want to come along and chat, regardless of status!

Valentines day doesn't just have to be for romantic love! 

We will be providing self-help leaflets concerning mental health and wellbeing, plus luxury hot chocolate! Pleae bring a re-useable cup if you can. 

*THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED*

Joint Positivtea with Zero Waste Society 

Thursday February 27th 

2-4pm

Location Palmer 103

Please join us for our our collaborative event with Zero Waste Society!

Let's sit down, grab a drink and talk about mental health and environmental concerns. We will be providing the tea!

PLEASE BRING A REUSABLE CUP TO CUT DOWN ON WASTE.

*THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED*

 

 

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  • Open Mind Reading Student Membership£0.00

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