WellU | Wellbeing Festival

WellU | Wellbeing Festival

Published: 13th March 2019, 8:00am

This time last week YSJSU held its first, ever Wellbeing Festival. We had an amazing turn out of over 130 students and staff members which is incredible for the first year of hosting the event. We all had a great day celebrating mental wellbeing and we hope you did too!

So, what was the event in aid of?

YSJSU wanted to hold an event to provide students and staff with information about mental wellbeing / health issues, places to seek advice, charities to get involved with, celebrating local companies within the community that provide help and advice to individuals as well as having a day where you can take away some of the seriousness of university and have a laugh. We had an array of stalls including North Yorkshire Police, Pure Gym, Filmore and Union, Mind, Student Minds and many more. Not only this but we also had a rodeo bull, a mindful corner, a photo booth and a free hog roast and vegan curry.

With an increasing rise of mental health conditions in students in the U.K. it is really important to know where you can gain help and support and also where you can direct others suffering. By participating in events such as the Wellbeing Festival you are helping yourself and others remove the stigma of mental health conditions.

Don’t worry if you missed out on the event. You can find out all the information you need from the websites linked below. If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]. If you are worried about yourself, a friend or relative you can visit the Wellbeing Team at York St John in Holgate during drop-in hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 1.00pm - 2.00pm or Tuesday and Thursday - 4.00pm - 5.00pm. Alternatively for urgent care contact anyone of the following.

Samaritans: 116 123 - a 24/7 listening service, please remember you don't have to be feeling suicidal to talk to them. 

Anxiety UK: 08444 775774 - for support, help and information.

Saneline: 0300 304 7000 - 6.00pm - 11.00pm

York Nightline: 01904 323735 - 8.00pm - 8.00am - a listening service for students run by students. Only available during York University Term-time.


Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/

Pure Gym: https://www.puregym.com/gyms/york

Student Minds: https://www.studentminds.org.uk/

North Yorkshire Police: https://northyorkshire.police.uk/

Changing Lives: https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/

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