Wellbeing

Students in Nexus area of Templeman Library with therapy dog.

#UniKentWellbeing

Support and resources to help you stay well.

Wellbeing at Kent

Find out about opportunities to enhance your wellbeing at Kent, and get support if you need it.

Be sure to follow Student Support and Wellbeing @UniKentSSW on Instagram for more wellbeing tips and resources.

Need more help or support for your wellbeing?

Check out the Student Support and Wellbeing webpages for support info and contact details.

You can also find out about accessing 24/7 support from our partner organisations wherever you are, whenever you need it.

How can universities support your mental health?

We want to ask you a few questions about your time at university, your experience with student services and/or your experiences at work. In this study, we will explore sensitive topics such as loneliness and mental health challenges you may be experiencing.

The purpose of this research is to gain a better understanding of student mental health and inform university student services and graduate employers on how they can support you. Share your thoughts today and help us enhance the student experience for you and your peers.

If you complete the survey, you also have the chance to win a smartwatch.

Library wellbeing events

There's much more to our libraries than just academic books and study spaces.

From therapy dogs and art exhibits to book swaps and mindful colouring spaces, there's all sorts on offer at our Templeman (Canterbury) and Drill Hall (Medway) libraries to support your wellbeing.

The popular Pause for Paws events are back every Wednesday in Nexus (except 14 Feb) from 24 Jan until 20 March. Take a break from your studies and relax with some cute therapy dogs! 

We also have free non-academic books as well as e-books and audiobooks! Check out the ‘Love to Read’ or ‘Wellbeing and self-help’ collections.

Want to find a quiet place for a study break?

Take some time out from your busy schedule to relax in our Chill Out Room on Floor 1, Block D. It's open 09:00 - 21:00 providing a quiet space away from your studies. If you're using a student PC don't forget to save your work and use the 'Take a break' app.

Alternatively you can take a break in the Library Café, or by taking a walk on our beautiful campus. If you're using a student PC don't forget to save your work and use the 'Take a break' app.

Enhance your wellbeing, connect with yourself & others.

Here are things you can do to enhance your wellbeing at Kent.

This info is also available as a PDF flyer.

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    Get the support you need

    One to one and peer support groups, regular mindfulness sessions and in person and online mental health support.  

    Student Support and Wellbeing
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    Learn to grow food and thrive in nature

    Planting workshops, butterfly walks, ecotherapy sessions and more. A thriving sustainability hub centred around growing food.  

    Kent Community Oasis Garden
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    Get active and boost your health

    With a wide range of sport and fitness facilities on campus with Kent Sport, it’s never been easier stay active at uni!  

    Kent Sport
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    Relax, unwind or get involved

    Enjoy theatre, music, comedy and film right here on campus, or get involved and join one of our creative groups.  

    Gulbenkian Arts Centre
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    Societies, activities and groups

    There are student-led groups to suit everyone, so join in and discover new hobbies and meet new people.  

    Kent Union
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    Belonging, spirituality, worship and dialogue

    Join different faith groups for regular pizza nights, day trips and weekly prayer and spirituality groups.  

    Chaplaincy events
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    Specialist study advice and academic support

    Feel prepared: come to SLAS for study, assignment and assessment strategies at any stage of study  

    Student Learning Advisory Service
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    Get ready for employment

    Upskill yourself and connect with others via volunteering, networking and workshop events.  

    Careers and Employability Service

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Managing your mental health at uni

Tips from our mental health advisers in Student Support and Wellbeing.

Events to support your wellbeing

Look out for things you can get involved in to support your wellbeing.

Support available to staff

We have a number of ways to help staff look after their mental health, from our Employee Assistance Programme, to Mental Health Allies you can get in touch with and HR support.   

Learn more about enhancing your wellbeing by reading the staff #UniKentWellbeing flyer, or why not sign up for coffee with a mystery colleague to meet someone new and get talking.

Highlights from recent #UniKentWellbeing events on our campuses

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