To mark World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October 2022, all members of the University of Kent community in Canterbury are invited to come and get a free hot drink on campus.
To recognise the importance of community and belonging in maintaining good mental health, we are giving away hot drinks to anyone in the University of Kent community who wants to come and grab one! Come on your own or bring your friends, flatmates, course mates, or colleagues and sit under the tent with a drink to have a chat.
Free hot drinks!
Bring your own reusable cup if you can, and come and find us outside Templeman Library in Canterbury from 11.00-14.00 on Monday 10 October. The first 180 people to come along can also take a free new Kent mug! (If you’re in Medway, check out the Drill Hall Library events webpage for events going on to mark the day on your campus.)
Take a free hot drink and a flyer to see lots of ways you can boost your mental health and wellbeing at Kent, with a variety of activities to connect with yourself and others. We will have spaces to chat (under a stretch tent if the weather is being British!), some creative activities to do, and the beloved George the therapy dog.
Could you use professional help for your mental health? There will be a Student Support and Wellbeing table at this event where you can get advice on how to find support. You can also check out our Mental Health webpages for details of free support available to Kent students.
Opportunities to connect, stay active and enhance your wellbeing
As well as giving away hot drinks, there will be student volunteers and staff from different departments ready to chat about all the different things you can get involved with alongside your studies to boost your mental health and general wellbeing.
Look out for #UniKentWellbeing on the socials for more information year-round on what’s happening across the University for you.
Student Support and Wellbeing – professional support at Kent
Did you know that Kent has a professional support service of over 100 specialist staff? We’re here to support you with mental health, disabilities, and neurodiversity such as specific learning difficulties or autism, through 1:1 support as well as peer support groups and events. Here’s a video of top mental health tips from our mental health team.
Feel like you really need to talk to someone but the Student Support offices are closed? Check out the Emergency Support page with details on online, text, and telephone support available round the clock.
Written by Joshua Stevens and Natalia Crisanti, Student Services 26.09.22