Ulster University Mind Your Mood

Ulster University

Mind Your Mood

Help us build on the phenomenal success of 2017
when we saw 220 staff, students, alumni and friends
undertake activities to help raise £35,000.

Please join us to make 2018 an even bigger success!

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Watch our Chancellor,
Dr James Nesbitt

talking about how you could help by taking part in the Belfast City Marathon.

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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.

Mind Your Mood Hero Events

4 Campus Cycle

Friday 4 May 2018

Support Mind Your Mood by taking part in the 4 Campus Cycle.

Belfast City Marathon

Monday 7 May 2018

Support Mind Your Mood by taking part in the Belfast City Marathon.

SSE Walled City Marathon

Sunday 3 June 2018

Support Mind Your Mood by taking part in the SSE Walled City Marathon.

Want to organise your own
fundraising event?

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

Find out more

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

Vulnerability factors

Students in higher education are at an age vulnerable to mental illness as 75% of mental health difficulties develop before the age of 25. 16-25 is the key age group to target with preventative & early interventions.

Student Minds

If you are worried about someone's mental health, there are things you can do to help.