Get involved in Healthy Campus Week

Healthy Campus LogoThe Students' Union and The University are hosting Healthy Campus Week on the week commencing 16th February) and we're looking for your participation.

The week aims to promote health and wellbeing holistically, with our activities focused on everything from mental health, fitness and nutrition, to sexual health and the politics of self-care. Our aim is to engage a campus-wide interest in health and wellbeing by promoting our messages in creative and innovative ways, so look at our events calendar and join in our huge array of activities, from yoga and zumba to coming to the Tipi, our exciting and innovative project on the SU Gallery Terrace that will provide new spaces to relax and study in.

We have been contacting practitioners, academics and student groups and we are looking for students to get involved and help shape the programme of events. With the Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, Sheffield Citizens Advice Bureau, Sexpression, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield Mind as well as Sport Sheffield, the HR initiative Juice, Counselling, the University Health Service and student groups already contributing, we'd like to open this out to you to help shape the activities and encourage participation in it.

So whether it's attending our presentation of the Time to Change pledge to find out how Sheffield Students' Union and the University of Sheffield seeks to end mental mental discrimination, or helping run a workshop on Kirkland work 'Against Health', we'd like to hear what you think we should be doing now and in future and who you feel would benefit from this initiative. Please let us know if you might like to help or find out what me and the team can do to facilitate your activities.

Getting involved:

Our presentation of the Time to Change pledge is taking place in the Octagon Council Chambers on Wednesday 18 February from 2-3pm. Last December Sheffield Students' Union and the University of Sheffield pledged to end mental health discrimination through signing the Time to Change pledge. Our SU's Welfare Officer alongside the Vice Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett consolidated both organisations commitment to working together to tackle mental health stigma and build excellence through inclusion. Come and meet the staff members involved in making the pledge commitments happen and see how you can be part of the change.

Also on Wednesday 18 February, we'll be having our Mental Health in the City panel discussion. This event intends to stimulate debate and discussion surrounding the national and region landscape of mental health services, how the General Election might influence the work of mental health practitioners and how local authorities and universities can contribute to change public opinion of mental health. It's taking place from 4-6pm in the Octagon Council Chambers.

The Tipi will be running throughout the week and aims to facilitate student activity and study as well as providing a place to relax in. Come by during the week and see what on!