University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day:
I Chose To Disclose
18th February 2015
University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day is an annual event aiming to focus efforts that promote the mental health of people in Higher/Further Education.
The next University Mental Health Day will take place on Wednesday 18th February 2015. In previous years, we have focused on promoting the five a day for mental health, the theme of voices and having your say. This year, the theme of the Day will be about choosing to disclose your mental health difficulties, whether this be to a university or to support networks.
Why ‘I Chose To Disclose’ Theme?
When presenting at a recent conference, along with other professionals and students, on the topic of supporting students with mental health difficulties it became apparent that there should be more awareness and clarity around the mental health disclosure process in universities. UMHANs website analytic support this as ‘what happens when I disclose mental health’ was one of the top search terms in December 2014.
Our aim will be to improve the information given to students about the disclosure process and work with institutions to do this constructively.
To make the campaign successful, we will be:
The Student Voice
We need your help to make the campaign relevant to students. If you, as a student, graduate, or staff member have had a constructive experience of disclosing mental health difficulties to your university or to support networks, let us know. You can share these experiences by writing for the UMHAN blog, joining the conversation via Twitter using #IChoseToDisclose, or joining in our live Q&A with The Student Room on 18th February 2015.
Dan Doran, UMHAN Chair
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