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University Mental Health Day 2023

Monday 27 February 2023 11:00

From academic pressure to money worries and loneliness - it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at university. Identity crises, discrimination, and global concerns can make student life even tougher to navigate for the 2.3 million students currently studying in UK universities. 

Thursday 9 March is University Mental Health Day. Introduced by Student Minds, University Mental Health Day is the biggest day of the year for student mental health, bringing together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority, to create ongoing change to the future of student mental health. The day happens every year on the first Thursday in March

We have arranged several events throughout the day in partnership with Move Imperial for you to take time out of your day to unwind, de-stress, and take care of your mental health. Join us to cycle up a free smoothie, speak to an advice caseworker, chill out at yoga or lace your trainers for run club!  All activities are free for you to attend.

Tea & Talk

Join the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Team for a chat, tea, and biscuits with the team! They are hosting a 'Tea & Talk' from 11am to talk with you about the support available to help you manage your Mental Health at Imperial College and how you can refer yourself into their service for further support. They will have a range of professionals who would be happy to discuss this with you individually or in a group with your friends. They look forward to seeing you there!

  • When: 11:00 - 14:00
  • Where: Sherfield entrance

Smoothie Bike & Information Stall

Hop on the smoothie bike to blitz up your very own smoothie to take away – for free! Speak with the ICU Advice Service team about any academic issues you have and register for an appointment if needed.

  • When: 12:00 - 14:00
  • Where: Sherfield entrance


Join Move for a Yoga session to calm and re-centre the mind whilst moving your body. This session will involve working through postures and breathing exercises and is perfect for taking time to focus on yourself and take time out of a busy day. All equipment will be provided and space are allocated on a first come first served basis.

  • When: 12:00 - 12:45 and 13:00 - 13:45
  • Where: Gym, 3rd floor of Union Building

Run Club

Join Move for a lunchtime Run Club, this session caters for all abilities whether you are lacing up your trainers for the first time or you run regularly, this session is for you. You will be running around Hyde Park mainly on paved pathways so wear appropriate footwear.

  • When: 12:00 -12:45
  • Where: Meet outside Ethos