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University Mental Health Day: ask your campus #WhatsYourTorchSong?

Everyone has moments when things get tough, but we all have a favourite track that can turn things around. A single song can change how you feel. That’s your Torch Song —it lights the way out of the dark. Men especially can find it hard to speak up when things get tough, but Torch Songs shows it’s not unusual to struggle sometimes.

At University, things can often feel a bit overwhelming. Male students may find it more difficult to access services, talk about how they feel and to find support. We want to help you to change this.

On 1 March 2018, University Mental Health Day,we want you to use our TorchSongs Jukebox to start a conversation. Your Jukebox can stand proud at an event,in your students’ union, at gigs, or in shops. It’s designed to stand alone, so no need to staff it. Once your Torch Songs Jukebox is full, we will create a bespoke Spotify playlist that you can share with your community. We’d love you to tweet us via #WhatsYourTorchSong, and share any pictures, stories and tunes too!

You can use your Jukebox to fundraise for CALM too. Once you’ve got your ace playlist, showcase the entries with a CALM Karaoke night or Battle of the Bands. Donations on the door, or donations to sing (or not to!) could see the money rolling in and help keep CALM ticking!

Order your Torch Songs Jukebox here by the 23 February 2018 to get it in time for University Mental Health Day 2018.

We will send you:

  • A Torch Songs Juke Box
  • ‘How to get involved’ info
  • ‘How to set up’ instructions
  • Torch Songs postcards for people to write their Torch Song on and pop in the Jukebox

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