1 March is #UniMentalHealthDay. Here’s three things you can do to get the word out about CALM on campus.
They say student days are the best of your life and in some ways they’re not wrong. On the outside it can look like one big party, but we all know that’s usually far from the truth. What’s often overlooked is that things can feel a bit overwhelming. Study stress, being away from home, financial pressures and a precarious routine can all take their toll.
Male students may find it more difficult to access services, talk about how they feel and find support. But that’s something you can help CALM change. Here’s how:
1. Help design CALM’s student programme
Our Publicity Officer has been spreading CALM #ManYourLocal beermats in her local pubs to help raise awareness of men’s mental health 😁👍 What have you been up to that you’d like to share? 💜 pic.twitter.com/cnj247Z2Jg
— UoL FemSoc (@UoLFemSoc) January 25, 2018
If you want to fly the CALM flag on campus, we want to hear from you. We’re currently hatching a plan to empower students all over the country to raise awareness and harness the power of their peers to change the conversation on suicide and masculinity… and have some fun doing it.
The first step? Register your interest.
2. Organise an event to support CALM
Fancy a laugh and helping @theCALMzone? Head down to @PintPotSalford tonight from 7:30 for @ItsaLaughSalf. A comedy night set up by @salfordbizsch MA’s. See you there. https://t.co/u2I95tuZcN pic.twitter.com/KaqBCKRHNF
— Salford Uni News (@SalfordUniNews) December 12, 2017
It could be a quiz, battle of the bands, a rave, karaoke, 5-a-side football match, FIFA tournament or maybe a live debate on the meaning of progressive masculinity.
For more tips and ideas check our fundraising pack >
3. Share this documentary
After several tragic suicides around Bristol University, CALM helped social media specialists Student Problems to investigate this important issue and make a three-part mini documentary series taking a fresh look at WTF is going on.
Have a watch and share the videos far and wide to raise awareness >
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