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amelia trew

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stigma – lets open up the conversation on mental health

STIGMA' is kicking up quite the buzz now but what actually is it? Stigma is a project made by students for students. The aim is to contribute towards ending the stigma that surrounds discussing mental health by hosting a day of events that are based on one thing only, and that’s opening a dialogue about this very important issue.  

When is it?  

20th January the daytime events between 12pm-5pm and doors for the evening event open a 6:30pm  

How can I take part?  

We want to let you know that there is so much going on throughout the day so if you can't make the fundraiser gig do not worry as we have planned a range of different well-being events to take place. *ALL EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND*  

  • Take 5: 1-3pm @ The LCR  

  • A wellbeing initiative run by students for students, so if you want to take 5 to play on the Nintendo Switch, pet a therapy dog and take some time to relax come along.  

  • Campus Walk : 1-2pm  

  • Fancy a break from the library to go on a therapeutic walk around campus, by the lake and see all UEA's pastoral nature has to offer? Join the Courage Project and then come back to Bookable Room 4 for a cupper and some cake.  

  • 'It's Okay to Not be Okay, it's not Okay to do it Alone' :1-2pm @ Bookable Room 2  

  • Men's mental health needs to be talked about more. Join Students Services adviser Mark Clamp and others to discuss men's mental health and how we can help support the men in our lives.  

  • 'Say Hello to a Mate' training: 2-3pm @ Bookable Room 1  

  • Tackling wellbeing and mental health issues on campus is a community effort. Come along to the Student Unions developed basic mental health training and educate yourself a little more on how to be a good mate to somebody struggling with their mental health.  

  • 'Self-Stigmatising' Workshop: 3-4pm @ Bookable room 1  

  • Join specialist wellbeing adviser Dr Ben Marshall from Student Services for a workshop on the theme of Self - Stigmatising. Tea and cake will be provided!  

  • UEA Wellbeing Discussion Event: How Food can Improve your Wellbeing: 3-4:30pm @ The LCR  

  • Come along to this upbeat community discussion event chaired by UEA WIN all talking about how food can have a positive impact on wellbeing and how it can bring the community together. Come along, grab a bite to eat and get involved!  

  • Well-fair: 12-5pm @ The Hive  

  • Stalls hosted by different well-being initiatives will be in the Hive all day to talk about what they've been up to and how you can get involved  

  • 24 Hour Chat Show: 8am-8am 

  • Tune into UEATV to watch Concrete and Headucate's 24-hour livestream all in the name of opening up the conversation on mental health and wellbeing, with many guest interviews and topics discussed  

  • Chill Out Space: 12-5pm @ Bookable Room 4  

  • Need a place to take 5 to yourself, have a cupper and some refreshments? Bookable Room 4 will be available all day as a chill-out zone where you can have a chat or some time to yourself  

But this all leads up to the big event in the evening right here at LCR, where Stigma will host an evening of live music and talks from people from all walks of life, from right here at UEA, on their relationships with mental health, and how we can all help each other as well as ourselves.  

Tickets are £6 each which you can buy on the website here: Tickets will also be available on the door huge amount of love and work has gone into this to make sure it’s a success, but to really achieve what we want to, we need the support of those of you reading this, so please get your tickets now!


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