Mental Health Promotion

HealthWorried about Mental Health? 1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental health issue during their life time (NHS)



Talk to someone about their mental health problems

  • Take the lead: If you know someone has been unwell don't be afraid to ask how they are.
  • Avoid clichés: Phrases like 'cheer up', 'I'm sure it'll pass,' 'Pull yourself together' definitely won't help the conversation! Being open minded, non-judgemental and listening will.
  • Ask how you can help: People will want support at different times in different ways, so ask how you can help.
  • Don't avoid the issue: If someone comes to you to talk, don't brush it off because this can be a hard step to take. Acknowledge their illness and let them know that you're there for them.
  • Stay in touch: Actions are important too so stay in touch with a text, email or postcard and let someone know you are thinking about them.

 (from Gofal.pdf)

For information on Mental Health Issues please see the useful resources below.

For University Procedure please see:

Health and Wellbeing Policy

Health and Wellbeing Policy Annex A





 Useful Resources

Depression Alliance


Men's Health

Movember - Men's Health

MIND - Mental Health at Work

Aberystwyth University Mental Health First Aiders

 Health & Well-being

Physical activity, nutrition, working posture and mental stress are all important components of physical and psychological well-being.

Mental wellbeing: 5 steps to success

Time to Talk About Mental Health



World Mental Health Day

Date: 10th October 2015

Dignity is the theme this year


Mindfulness Sessions

Date: Every Friday starting on the 16th October 2015 1.10-1.55pm

Mindfulness training - Sports Centre


Stress Awareness Day

Date: 4th November 2015

There will be various events for Staff and Students located around Penglais and Llanbadarn Campus'


'Stress Management' course - Lifelong Learning

Date: 19th November 2015 + 26th November 2015

Cost: Free to University staff

A 10 hour workshop exploring the nature and causes of stress and approached to managing this from a range of perspectives including cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and assertiveness, more information is available HERE.


'Exploring Mental Health' course - Lifelong Learning

Date: 16th June 2015 + 23rd June 2015

Cost: Free to University staff

A 10 hour workshop exploring mental health and wellbeing from different psychological perspectives, more information is available HERE.