Where’s Your Head At? is one of a number of Societies based at the University of Suffolk. With a primary focus on mental health, the Society also focuses on general wellbeing; aiding students & staff with additional issues such as stress or even loneliness – through events and socials.
Over the last month, WYHA? ran an event for the University Mental Health Day, where we held a self-care activity and a coping mechanism/tip share with the students and staff.
We will be holding our informal mindfulness sessions again from the 5th April and these sessions will be scheduled with guided meditation from the Headspace, mindfulness colouring, and book & tip sharing. These sessions will be held every Thursday between 6-7pm until the date of our AGM (TBC) and the room number will be shown on our Facebook page. On the 27th April, we have our largest event: our Charity Dog Walk to raise money for Student Minds – a mental health charity for Students in the UK. As the academic year comes to a close, we start to look for a new committee to take over the Society and take it forward. We would like to invite students both in and out of WYHA? to get involved in our Society and provide students and staff with mental health awareness events and to continue to be the bridge to the different organisations people can go to if they are feeling stressed, or if they are having a bad time.
As we head towards the end of the academic year, more students start to become stressed about assignments for their modules and can start to feel distressed. If you ever feel that there is no one to talk to, there are many organisations and support networks that are there to help. The Student Services at the University are always there if you need to talk about anything you are worried about or feeling. There are also other support organisations such as Samaritans, Student Minds, Suffolk Mind and many others.
For more information on our society, do not hesitate to message us on our Facebook page @WYHAUOS or email us at [email protected] with any of your questions.