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World Mental Health Day 2023

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Time: 2.30pm - 5.00pm
Venue: Room 0063, Main Building (behind the Foodstore), Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free

World Mental Health Day 2023

Mental health is equally as important as physical health. In the UK, one in four people experience a mental health problem every year. It is crucial that we gain an insight into the significance of mental health challenges in the country and the need for increased awareness, support, and access to mental health services to benefit children, young people and adults across our community, in the UK and around the world.

We cordially invite you to attend this year's World Mental Health Day, organised by the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences. The event will consist of a series of lightening talks on mental health services for young people, experiencing mindfulness, self care and wellbeing.

We have invited a spokesperson from Mind who will discuss mental health services offered for young people. A professional fitness trainer will talk about the importance of fitness on enhancing mental health and will deliver a HIIT workout.

Programme Overview

  • Welcome and introduction - Professor Steve Tong, Head of School, School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Kingston University
  • Mental Health provision in child and adolescent services – Dr Nora S Vyas, Associate Professor of Mental Health, Kingston University
  • Selfcare to enhance wellbeing – The Psychology Society, Kingston University
  • Counselling and Wellbeing approach to support student wellbeing – Coral Brazier, Student Counselling & Wellbeing services
  • Mental health services for young people – Vicky Bourne, Counselling and Wellbeing Manager, Mind in Kingston
  • Interactive activity with the audience – Dr Kendra Meyer, Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
  • How to have conversations around mental health - Lara Quartel, PhD student, Kingston University
  • Looking after your mental health with exercise: live HIIT workout – Annie Foulds, Fitness Professional, Endurance Runner, Ambassador for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Ambassador for Sweatybetty, Chelsea
  • Poster session - viewing of artwork depicting creativity and mental health

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Nora Vyas, Associate Professor of Mental Health
Email: N.Vyas@kingston.ac.uk

Directions

Directions to Room 0063, Main Building (behind the Foodstore), Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE:

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