Students and staff support University Mental Health Day

On Thursday 7 March 2019, universities from across the UK came together to raise awareness of student and staff mental health for #UniMentalHealthDay.

As part of the campaign, Loughborough University London organised a range of activities including a sponsored face paint competition for academics within each institute, doggy de-stress, a visit from a pet therapy dog, a bake sale and a raffle. All money raised from the day’s activities will be donated to Samaritans and Mind charities.

About University Mental Health Day

There are over 2.3 million students, and 419,000 professional services and academic staff, studying and working in UK universities. Many of whom experiencing professional, academic, social and financial pressures, which can raise a number of unique challenges to mental health and wellbeing.

Each year, universities across the UK work hard to change the narrative around mental health and make mental health a sector-wide priority. The theme for University Mental Health Day 2019 is the power of using your voice to shape the future of university student and staff mental health.

There are many other ways that you can still get involved and use your voice to support University Mental Health Day. This includes sharing your story or words of encouragement on social media using the hashtag #UniMentalHealthDay or by sharing your experiences with others in a blog. Please email us at if you would to write a blog.

Take a look at the pictures from the day on our Facebook page.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines. 

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. 

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK. 

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking. 

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.