Mental Health Awareness Week at The Sir Duncan Rice Library

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week at The Sir Duncan Rice Library and we have multiple events throughout the week on the Ground Floor of the library. Make sure to take a break from studying and check out these events!

  • AUSA will be in the library all week with some information boards and interactive boards to help promote their Mental Health Awareness Week campaign.
  • Make sure to take some time out from studying and pledge to read for just six minutes on Wednesday 11th May in Scotland’s Reading Moment initiative to ‘Keep the heid and read!’ Make your pledge and read more information about the initiative here – https://www.keeptheheid.scot/#pledge
Keep the heid and read campaign poster. Take a mood boosting read on Wedesdnay 11th May - reading for just six minutes every day improves mental health and wellbeing. Pledge here at www.keeptheheid.scot/pledge #keeptheheid
  • We also have our last Therapets session of the semester on Wednesday 11th May 2-3pm. Pop along to see Nevis and Fonzie and take a well-deserved break from your studying.
  • In collaboration with our friends at the Aberdeen City Libraries and our very own Old Aberdeen Library. Ewan Scott, the Health and Wellbeing Librarian for Aberdeen City Libraries is coming in to engage with students, staff and visitors on Wednesday from 2-3pm. Pop along and say hello!

We look forward to seeing you all and remember to take regular breaks from studying!

04 February: Time to Talk Day

Today is Time to Talk Day – a day when everyone is encouraged to have a conversation about mental health. This year’s focus is on the power of small. However you have a conversation about mental health, whether it’s a quick message to a colleague, a virtual coffee morning, or a socially distanced walk and talk, it’s the small gestures that have the power to make a big difference.

See Me Scotland’s interactive bingo is full of ideas on how to start a mental health conversation. Click here to access it and share with your colleagues. How many can you tick off?

We want everyone at the University to feel they can be open about their mental health and ask for support if they need it. For information about the student counselling service and other support available for students please click here. For information about Care First and other support available for staff please click here.