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Events and support to boost your wellbeing.

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.

Therapy dogs on campus

'Pause for Paws' at Templeman Library

During the summer term, come along to meet a therapy dog and take part in other activities on the Canterbury campus in Nexus, Templeman Library.

Join Coco, a certified Pets as Therapy dog, at 15:30 every Wednesday from 8 May (except 29 May).

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.

Therapy dogs will return in the summer term each Wednesday from 8 May to 3 July (except Wednesday 29 May). Head to Nexus to pet Coco, who is certified Pets as Therapy dog. 

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.

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

Find friends with the Umii app

According to Student Minds, 92% of students in the UK experienced loneliness in the last year. 

We have signed up with Umii to make it even easier for you to make new friends at Kent. Create a profile including what you’re studying and your interests and Umii will match you with other students who you might get on well with.

Only registered Kent students can sign up, so you know you're speaking to a verified Kent student. 

Over 1,000 Kent students have used Umii! So why not give it a try?

More events to support your wellbeing

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

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.

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Managing your mental health at uni

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

Wellbeing Student Advisory Board

The Wellbeing Student Advisory Board (WSAB) is a unique collaborative initiative between Kent Union and the University of Kent that aims to improve our approach to student wellbeing and ensure our work is impactful and accessible to all students.

The board consists of 20 enthusiastic students from a diverse range of courses, years of study, and backgrounds who are passionate about shaping student wellbeing at Kent.  

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