Mind Your Mood is the student-led mental health campaign at Ulster University
Mind Your Mood aims to give students the opportunity to understand mental health issues, promote ways to improve your mental health and break down the stigma surrounding mental health among students.
Mental health affects how we function in everyday life, so it is important. Just like we need to look after our physical health, we need to look after our mental health. We need to actively take care of ourselves. The majority of people are aware of the implications of ignoring their physical health, however, the consequences of ignoring our mental health can be just as serious, yet it is something we tend to ignore.
Mind your Mood plans to tackle this by partnering with a range of charities and individual speakers to provide educational workshops, as well as running events and health fairs to promote awareness.
The Mind Your Mood Award aspires to educate and equip students to tackle the stigma in their own friend groups, societies, courses and campus. If you would like to get involved, or have any suggestions for workshops and events, we would love to hear from you. You can send us an email at email@example.com
My name is Ross, I am a Business Studies student who is currently in placement year as the Mind Your Mood Coordinator in Belfast and Jordanstown for 2021/2022.
I am really looking forward to planning some events and workshops and delivering training in aim of promoting positive mental health and breaking the stigma.
After the last academic year being online, I look forward to meeting so many new people so differently stay tuned and get involved when you can!
The ambassador scheme is on all year long and is a good way for you to get involved and join the fun yet worthwhile activities that we have planned for the year!
Looking forward to meeting you all!
Ross Crowe: Mind Your Mood Coordinator (Belfast/Jordanstown) 2021/22
My hope as the Mind Your Mood Coordinator is to help to reduce the stigma surrounding poor mental health.
I believe we all have periods in our lives where we are not feeling mentally sound, and that is perfectly normal.
We are all keen to share when life is good and we are feeling happy, but we seem more reluctant to communicate openly when we are struggling. I want Mind Your Mood to be uplifting and to radiate positivity for all our students.
We are student led which I believe makes us more approachable as we as students understand the pressures and anxieties that can exist when studying at university.
We aim to educate students in mental wellbeing as we believe this is a topic that needs to be explored further.
We plan to achieve all these things by hosting workshops, training and events that all our students can get involved in and together we can be the change we all want to see in the world.
We are so excited for the year ahead so watch this space.
Rosie Connor: Mind Your Mood Coordinator (Coleraine/Magee) 2021/22