Time to Talk day

What is Time to Talk day?

Time to Talk day is on Thursday 3 February 2022 and is known as the UK’s biggest mental health conversation. The campaign is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness and is an opportunity for us all to be more open about our mental health. A small conversation with your family and friends about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

Things to do to relax and unwind in stressful times

Our Student Champion, Josh (aka @thelegodude01), has created an amazing LEGO® photography series showing some of the ways you can relax and unwind during stressful times. Activities include: sport, spending time with friends, listening to music, and talking to someone if you need help.

Wellbeing workshops

As always, you can find a list of wellbeing workshops on the Self-help page of the website (full list under ‘Academic Worries’). See a list of February workshops below:

  • 9 FebruaryBuilding Resilience. Resilience is about our capacity to cope with the challenges that life brings whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing.
  • 15 & 24 FebruaryManaging Perfectionism. This online course is designed to support you with finding ways to improve your productivity, to motivate yourself, instil focus and get started in the steps towards achieving your goals.
  • 16 FebruaryBecoming Your Most Productive Self. This online course is designed to support you with finding ways to improve your productivity, to motivate yourself, instil focus and get started in the steps towards achieving your goals.
  • 21 FebruaryManaging and Maintaining Mental Health. This workshop is for students who have had a recent diagnosis of a mental health condition, or who experience symptoms of depression, anxiety or panic with some regularity.

Resources

  • Student Wellbeing – self-help resources for managing your wellbeing and details of how to request support
  • Talking tips – tips to help you have helpful conversations about mental health
  • What’s On – listings of events, activities, cultural celebrations and volunteering opportunities within the university
  • Global Lounge – relax, meet others or attend one of the many events on offer
  • Lunchtime Socials – connect, unwind and recharge at the Multifaith Chaplaincy
  • Stay active – see what’s on at the uni sports centre
  • The SU Wellbeing Network – find details of student groups and societies which are specifically focused on promoting wellbeing
  • Supporting your Wellbeing Sharepoint – wellbeing resources for PGR students
  • Student Minds – support and resources to manage your own or your friends’ mental health
  • Off The Record – drop-in sessions, projects and services for looking after mental health run by and for young people in Bristol
  • Headspace – free meditations for weathering the storm

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