Free Mental Health Summit: Come to Learn, Connect, and Thrive

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Join the School of Psychology for the University of Kent’s first Mental Health Summit, a free event open to all on Saturday 13 May. Hear from clinical psychologists, charities, and influencers on mental health issues and solutions for young people, and learn how to support your own mental health or provide support for your friends, family and colleagues.

The day will include presentations and discussions on a range of topics, including anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, eating disorders, psychosis, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. You’ll also have the chance to network and exchange good practices during the lunchtime Mental Health Fair, where you can chat with staff representing a range of services and local companies and charities.

Keynote speakers include Richard Burnett from the Mindfulness In Schools Project (check out his TED talk on Mindfulness in Schools), Michael James Wong, the founder of Just Breathe Project, and body positivity influencer Charlotte Price. Plus, mental health advocate Leigh Johnstone (aka ‘The Beardy Gardener’) will share his belief in the positive influence of plants – check out his website The Giving Garden.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn, connect, and thrive. The Summit runs 09:30 -17:00 but you can dip in and out and engage with as many sessions as you like to take away what you need to support your own learning or mental health, or to better support those around you both personally and professionally. Sign up now on Eventbrite.

We look forward to sharing expertise with our whole community and empowering people to understand and improve their mental health.

Looking for mental health support for University of Kent students? Check out the Student Support and Wellbeing website. Kent’s expert staff offer free support to all enrolled students for mental health, neurodiversity, chronic conditions and disabilities. You can access online, in person and telephone support from the mental health team, a free counselling service, 24/7 support from partner organisations, and events and resources throughout the year to help you enhance your wellbeing and thrive at university.

Written by Natalia Crisanti and Joshua Stevens, 5.5.23