University of York Students' Union (YUSU)


World Mental Health Day: York 2015

Posted by Scott Dawson, 08/10/2015

Hi everyone,

One of the greatest parts of the University of York is our incredibly enthusiastic student volunteer teams, and the projects they create.

The Mental Health Awareness Project is one such group who are running World Metal Health Day 2015!

There will be a variety of events, stalls and activities to raise awareness of mental health and related issues on campus.

The actual date for World Mental Health Day is Saturday 10th October, but the main event will be held tomorrow, on Friday 9th to bring the day to as many University of York students as possible.

Drop in and see the project in action at James College Dining Hall for stalls and activities from:

- UoY Open Door
- Survive
- Lifeline York
- UoY Minds in Motion
- York Mind
- York Carers Centre
- UoY Mind Your Head
- Happiness Bags
- Spoonie Survival Kits
- UoY Disability Services
- Nightline
- Unity Health


There will also be Yoga, Meditation, Volunteering Opportunities and talks from various charities.

The event will also see the return of the Paper Butterflies, which give students the opportunity to write tips for getting through the day and share them anonymously with others. Be sure to keep an eye out for them in your college JCR’s as that’s where students will be putting them up this year. A massive thanks to the Vice-Chairs of all colleges for allowing this! There will be trigger warnings placed outside JCR doors for this event.

In dealing with the organization of these events there has been on my part a miscommunication in bringing together the various views and opinions on mental health within the student body. For this I can only apologize and going forward I will ensure that clear communication is made to all groups invested in University-wide liberation events. However I am very pleased that our Liberation and Welfare committee have come to an amicable resolution on the matter and we are all really looking forward to the event!

If any part of world mental health awareness day affects you then please feel free to get in touch with:

-       The Open Door Team:

-       Unity Health: Tel: 01904 721820


For all enquiries during or following the event please email: