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.