World Mental Health Day 2018

September 14, 2018

World Mental Health Day

Today Wednesday October 10th is World Mental Health Day! Join in the conversation about mental health and help reduce the stigma. Mental Health is everyone’s business! #WorldMentalHealthDay & #WMHD18

USW is sharing stories of students managing with mental health problemns on their Facebook page

Mental Health affects us all. How we think and feel about ourselves and our lives impacts on our behaviour and how we cope in tough times.

It affects our ability to make the most of the opportunities that come our way and play a full part amongst our family, workplace, university, community and friends. It’s also closely linked with our physical health.

Whether we call it wellbeing, emotional welfare or mental health, it’s key to living a fulfilling life.

There are a wealth of different resources and ideas on how you can get involved on the internet:-

  • Look after your mates: #inyourcorner. If you or a friend need support with mental health issues, please see sources of support and information on our Unilife Wellbeing pages.

World Mental Health Day film show

As part of World Mental Health Day on October 10, USW will be showing A Girl Interrupted in AB108 in the Aneurin Bevan Building on Glyntaff Campus.

The showing is FREE and runs from 4.30pm until 7.30pm.

The 1999 film, starring Winona Ryder, is an American biographical drama which is based on based on Susanna Kaysen’s 1993 memoir of the same name. It chronicles Kaysen’s 18-month stay at a 'mental hsopital’ where she befriends Polly, with schizophrenia; Georgina, a pathological liar; and Daisy who self-harms and has OCD. She is drawn to sociopath Lisa, who is charismatic and rebellious, encouraging Susanna to stop taking her medication and resist therapy.
The film lasts just over two hours. Time has been built in for post-movie discussion. Please feel free to bring popcorn!

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