Ulster University Mind Your Mood

Ulster University

Mind Your Mood

Help us build on the phenomenal success of 2017 and 2018!
To date, over 700 staff, students, alumni and friends have
undertaken activities to help raise £55,000

Please join us to make 2019 an even bigger success!

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Development and Alumni Relations Office

Shaping bright futures

Mind Your Mood Events

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fundraising event?

There are many ways you can help to raise funds such as organising a sports tournament, coffee mornings and sponsored haircuts.

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Why Mind Your Mood is so vital

Colin McKee, final year Marketing student knows from experience how much Mind Your Mood can help.

He had lost a number of people, including a teenage friend, when he started to suffer from anxiety and developed a crippling fear that he was going to die.

“I started to notice real changes in my thoughts and feelings which led to panic attacks. Before I knew it I was taking panic attacks every day — often involving 4am trips to Antrim Area Hospital to have my heart examined,” he said.

He sought help early and is now well recovered.

Colin believes programmes like Mind Your Mood are vital: “Having a positive mental health campaign and workshops on campus is helping break down the stigma and encouraging students to access support,” he said.

“The support I received really helped me develop my resilience to anxiety and stress. I dread to think, without such support, how these signs could develop into something more sinister and debilitating.”

Dr James Nesbitt and Colin McKee

What is Mind your Mood?

Mind Your Mood, managed by Student Support, is designed and delivered by students who have lived experiences of mental health illness to help:

  • build resilience to avoid mental illness
  • provide support at the earliest point to avoid progression of mental illness to something more serious and threatening
  • build resilience and awareness and provide support to help students with already diagnosed mental illness.

Universities need to do more

The NUS (2015) reported that 8/10 students in UK universities experience some form of mental health issue, suggesting the need for universities to do more to support this emerging need.

NUS (2015)