Mental health collection

Paddling on paper boat in the clouds

Ideas to encourage reflections and conversations about mental health

 I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship

(Louisa May Alcott)

Paddling on paper boat in the clouds

Topics include

  1. Managing anxiety (Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 theme)
  2. Being aware of facets of your own mental health
  3. Examine your resilience and ways to improve wellbeing
  4. Staying motivated with a positive outlook
  5. Places to get help and support


Are you alert, aware and focussed in the present moment?

Take a look at ways to hone your attention, and give yourself more deliberate time to refocus on what is happening now.

Further support

Use the support network and services available from your university:

  • Advice from your Student Union
  • Student helpline/Nightline services
  • Speaking to the Wellbeing Officers
  • Finding contacts and information from your university's website (under 'wellbeing' or 'mental health')

 You can also try:

  • Samaritans are available 24/7 for confidential, non-judgemental support
  • Mind provides information and support, including an online peer support community


The mingled, mingling threads of life are woven by warp and woof: calms crossed by storms, a storm for every calm.

(Herman Melville)