Student Support & Wellbeing

World Mental Health Day

The University of Kent is celebrating World Mental Health Day (Wednesday 10th October 2018) with a week’s worth of events on the Canterbury and Medway campuses – more detailed programme coming soon. We are also pleased to announce that we are working in collaboration with Christ Church University on some joint activity in the Canterbury city centre.

Please find an audio file of these pages to listen to. Audio for Canterbury events and audio for Medway events.

Printable versions of this information: Canterbury (Word document) and Medway (Word document).

Canterbury Campus Activities

  • Wednesday 10th October 10:00 – 17:00 Plaza Kent Union positive mental health stall, for more info on KU stall go to
  • Wednesday 10th October 12:00 – 14:00 Templeman Library Foyer Student Support & Wellbeing information & activities stand
  • Wednesday 10th October 12:00 – 18:00 Meet outside Parkwood Essentials Wellbeing Walk to Whitstable with Mental Health Group UKC and Trekent Rambling, for more info on Wellbeing Walk click here
  • Wednesday 10th October 13:00 – 16:00 Student Media Centre (Above Venue) Crafternoon’ organised by UKC Student Minds
  • Wednesday 10th October 13:10 – 13:50 Kent Sport Hall 3 Tai Chi taster session
  • Wednesday 10th October 13:15 – 13:50 Meet outside Mandela Building in front of Venue Mindful Labyrinth Walk
  • Wednesday 10th October 15:00 – 16:30 Dolce Vita Wellbeing Café, a relaxed place to meet other students to talk, play games or take part in wellbeing activities (launches this week and then re-occurs every Wednesday in term time)
  • Thursday 11th October 13:10 – 14:00 Cornwallis Central Lecture Theatre 1 Understanding Mental Health Difficulties Bite Size Talk by Kate Pitchforth for Kent staff only – an overview of some of the mental health difficulties experienced by students at University, support offered by the Wellbeing Team, advice for staff assisting students and for their own self-care
  • Thursday 11th October, 6pm Grimond Lecture Theatre 3 Free film night hosted by the University of Kent and Pilgrims Hospice ‘A ghost story’, exploring themes of loss and grief, followed by discussion Book Here for Free Ticket - Flyer (PDF)
  • Friday 12th October 13:10 – 13:50 Kent Sport Hall 3 Tai Chi taster sessions
  • Friday 12th October 13:15 – 13:50 Meet outside Mandela Building in front of Venue Mindful Labyrinth Walk



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Last Updated: 28/09/2018