Mental Health & Wellbeing Events

Sheffield University Students Union, Student Services Department and Sports Sheffield are working together to offer a series of mental health related events taking place through the year.

Biscuit Decorating with Mental Health Matters

Come and join the Mental Health Matters Society's Give it a Go event. You can decorate a biscuit for a friend or yourself. We will also be having discussions along the theme of Mental Health. Everyone is welcome and all materials will be provided.

Date and time: Tuesday 10 February 2015 at 5pm

Venue: Students Union, Gallery Room 4

Tickets: from Give it a Go events page.

Living Library with Mental Health Matters Society

‘Living Library’ is taking place on 10th February in Coffee Revs as part of the Mental Health Matters Society's #LetsTalk campaign. Here you get to meet the volunteers who want to share their stories with you as ‘living books’. You read their blurb about their mental health experience and you get to borrow the person (the book) by taking them to your table so they can tell you their story and you get to ask questions and have a chat about it.

Date and time: Tuesday 10 February, 6pm

Venue: Coffee Revolution, Student's Union

More Information: visit the Let's Talk Facebook event.

Yo Karaoke Charity Special with POLSOC and Mental Health Matters Society

Part of Healthy Campus week, this is karaoke with a twist - people will be stating how much the crowd needs to donate to charity in order for them to get up and sing! A fun event for a worthwhile cause, all proceeds raised at the Yo Karaoke Charity Special will go to Mind, whose fantastic work means that no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Date and time: Thursday 19 February, 9pm

Venue: Bar One

Tickets: from the Students' Union Box Office

Film Screening: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Mental Health Matters Society will be hosting a special screening of the Perks of Being a Wallflower, a coming-of-age comedy-drama starring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller. 15-year-old Charlie is an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. Bring blankets and snacks and enjoy the film!

Date and time: Sunday 22 February

Venue: The Ridge

Eating Disorders Awareness Sessions with Mental Health Matters Society

As a part of eating disorders awareness week, come along and find out more about the causes and effects of some of the most common eating disorders. This event is being run in collaboration with SYEDA (South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association) and is open to all students. If you have any queries about the content of the event please feel free to email Sophie Clark. We hope to see as many people here as possible to talk about these disorders which affect people across society.

Date and time: Thursday 26 February, 3-5pm

Venue: Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 1

Laughter Medicine Workshop

University Counselling Service are offering a Laughter Medicine Workshop. Take a break from your studies and experience the joys of laughter yoga.

Date and time: Tuesday 3rd of March, 3.00pm – 4.00pm and 4.15pm – 5.15pm

Venue: Council Room, Firth Court

Tickets: 30 places in each workshop - no need to book, just turn up 15 minutes before the workshop begins - bring your U Card with you.

'Why don't we talk about mental health?'

Mental Health Matters Society, BME Students' Committee - University of Sheffield and PakSoc Sheffield are coming together to bring you a fantastic panel discussion with Sheffield Mind charity. We'll be asking why people find it hard to talk about mental health, how we can bring down the stigma and many more. Come along to what should be an interesting evening of discussion and debate about one of the most important topics of the present day.

Date and time: Tuesday 10 March, 7pm

Venue: Coffee Revolution