Mental Health

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every…
Since 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health has recognised World Mental Health Day on 10 October, as an opportunity “to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy”. This year the theme is Suicide Prevention. As stated by the President of WFMH, Alberto Trimboli, “[s]uicide is a global public health problem…
OUR FULL PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED! Our 2019 schedule is available in booklet form here, you can book onto the listings* here, and you can also see the full details below for all of the many events being held to celebrate 2019’s National Inclusion Week. We hope you’ll join us! *Climbing Wall Taster Sessions need…
Space to stop meetings are for anyone interested in mindfulness and meditation at work. Each meeting will generally include 2 guided mindfulness and/or meditation activities. You can attend as many or few of these as you like; it does not matter what level of experience you have (if any). We begin the meetings a few…
Members of the Equality Policy Team will be at the Information Fair, providing materials and advice on equality and inclusion matters at the University. We’ll provide leaflets on such EPU-led initiatives as the Leeds Gender Framework (including the University’s Athena SWAN submissions), services including Mediation and Carers Leeds appointments, peer support within the University from…
Come and visit Pepper the Labrador for some free cuddles, all in the aid of helping you de-stress and bring wellbeing to your day. These sessions are run by a volunteer of the charity Pets as Therapy.
Alzheimer’s Society are raising awareness of dementia: “encouraging everyone to take action by starting a conversation; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking”. If you are a member of staff who also provides care for someone with dementia, a range of support is available, including Carers…
CANCELLED. Unfortunately the session has been cancelled for the 16th May. The next session is scheduled to take place on 23rd May. Come and visit Pepper the Labrador for some free cuddles, all in the aid of helping you de-stress and bring wellbeing to your day. These sessions are run by a volunteer of the…
The Mental Health Foundation are focusing on body image for their Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 event. If you’re dealing with a mental health issue, the University offers a range of services to support students and staff (such as those provided by the Occupational Health Service), including counselling, workshops and a dedicated staff network. Support is…
Celebrating staff networks as a source of support and engagement. The LGBT+ Staff Network are holding one of their regular Informal Drop-in Sessions to coincide with the date – look out for the starry teapot! You can also find out more about the University of Leeds staff networks for protected characteristics here.