Student Services

Medway 2018


Come along to our Wellbeing Festival on Tuesday 20 March from 12pm to 3pm in the Student Hub and Drill Hall Library to discover a variety of fun and practical ways to improve your wellbeing.

We have an exciting line up of internal departments and external organisations coming to take part in the day, such as mental health and charity stands, Drill Hall library wellbeing, GK Union, mindful colouring, Medway Activities, Medway Park leisure centre and healthy snacks.  All the stands listed in the tabs will be in the Student Hub from 12pm to 3pm.

Highlights include:

Mental Health Stigma & Neuro Diversity workshop from 1pm to 3pm (2:15pm to 3pm Optional) for students and staff in the room R2-09 in Rochester Building.

In this free workshop Chloe Farahar (MBPsS, University of Kent PhD student) demonstrates a critical perspective and analysis of what are presently called 'mental illnesses', and the area of 'mental health'.

While this workshop focuses on mental health stigma, it also provides an insight into how to consider and apply a critical psychological perspective, in this instance, one at odds with the dominant medical-model discourse surrounding neuro-diversity

For more information and to register your interest please see the Facebook event here (

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Mindful colouring – use colouring to relieve stress and practice mindfulness

University stands

University of Kent Student Support and Wellbeing – information on all the help and support available during your time at university for Kent students
University of Greenwich Student Support - information on all the help and support available during your time at university for Greenwich students
Student Learning Advisory Service (SLAS) – study skills workshops, 1-2-1  tutorials and programmes and initiatives provide practical, academic advice, guidance and help geared to specific stages of university study
Careers and Employability – information, advice and guidance on careers
Medway College Life –  activities, trips and events for students and staff at the Medway campus
Drill Hall Library – information on library services, including health and wellbeing resources
LGBT+ - LGBT+ staff network and LGBT Society for students
Let’s Play – gives students and staff the opportunity to try new activities and be active to promote positive wellbeing
University of Kent Krishna Consciousness Society – information on meditation and meditation groups in the local area

Mental health

Insight– Insight is a not-for-profit organisation providing free NHS talking therapy services across the UK

External contributors/ charities

YouCan - support for young people in South East England and London, aged between 10 and 30, whose lives have been impacted by cancer
Sexual Health – information and advice on looking after your sexual health
Carers First - provide emotional and practical support, advice, information, guidance and offer carers assessments, training, events, social groups, short break respite, activities trips and more



Wellbeing Zone app - you will need this code: KENT1


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Last Updated: 21/03/2018