Feb 28 2021
Thursday (4 March), marks University Mental Health Day, a national campaign that unites universities across the country to create ongoing year round change to the future of student mental health. Now more than ever it is important to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and come together virtually with other universities to talk about student mental health.
In these uncertain times, we are all adapting and dealing with challenging events and I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of how important it is that we look after our mental health and wellbeing. If you do experience personal or academic challenges that are affecting your health and wellbeing, I encourage you to seek help and advice. Royal Holloway is a close knit and supportive community and we offer a wide range of services to help you if you begin to feel overwhelmed. If you would like to talk to someone or are concerned about anyone within our community, please contact our Student Advisory and Wellbeing team. There are also a number of events that take place on a weekly basis to support your wellbeing – find out more about these on the student intranet.
In support of this year’s University Mental Health Day, a number of virtual events are taking place. Your VP Societies and Sport, Lucy Brown and VP Welfare and Diversity, Henn Warwick, are leading a Mental Health Awareness course on Friday (5 March), encouraging open discussions about mental health. Alongside the Students’ Union, as a College we are taking part in The British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) 2021 Challenge, to raise vital funds to support young people’s mental health. Below you can find out more about how to get involved.

Professor Paul Layzell