World Mental Health Day

10 October 2018

The University of Kent is celebrating World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October 2018) with a week’s worth of events on the Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Events are open to all students and most are free to attend. See below for a detailed list of the week’s activities.

For further information, please visit the corresponding Facebook events and/or the Student Support and Wellbeing website on


World Mental Health Day
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10:00 – 17:00 Plaza
Kent Union positive mental health stallFor more info on KU stall go to:

12:00 – 14:00 Templeman Library Foyer
Student Support & Wellbeing information & activities stand

12:00 – 18:00 Meet outside Parkwood Essentials  – Wellbeing Walk to Whitstable with Mental Health Group UKC and Trekent Rambling

Ramble to Whitstable

For more info on Wellbeing Walk visit:

13:00 – 16:00 Student Media Centre (Above Venue) – ‘Crafternoon’ organised by UKC Student Minds For more info go to:

13:10 – 13:50 Kent Sport Hall 3 – Tai Chi taster session

13:15 – 13:50 – Mindful Labyrinth Walk – Meet outside Mandela Building in front of Venue

15:00 – 16:30 Dolce Vita – Wellbeing Café: a relaxed place to meet other students to talk, play games or take part in wellbeing activities (launches this week and then re-occurs every Wednesday in term time).


13:10 – 14:00 Cornwallis Central Lecture Theatre 1

Understanding Mental Health Difficulties Bite Size Talk by Kate Pitchforth for Kent staff only – an overview of some of the mental health difficulties experienced by students at University, support offered by the Wellbeing Team, advice for staff assisting students and for their own self-care

6pm Grimond Lecture Theatre 3 

Free film night hosted by the University of Kent and Pilgrims Hospice ‘A ghost story’, exploring themes of loss and grief, followed by discussion . Book tickets here:

Flyer (PDF):


13:10 – 13:50 Kent Sport Hall 3 – Tai Chi taster sessions


13:15 – 13:50 – Mindful Labyrinth Walk – Meet outside Mandela Building in front of Venue

This post is by Julianna Reyes