On Tuesday 29th March 2016, NUS Scotland hosted a Student Mental Health Summit for staff, officers, students and volunteers from colleges and universities across Scotland.
The day included presentations from a range of speakers, including David from Edinburgh University WellSoc presenting on the Be Aware Be There campaign, Suze from Fife College Students’ Association talking about their in house counselling pilot, Cecile from Queen Margaret University Students Union talking about their Student Mental Health Agreement, Hilary from the University of the West of Scotland presenting on how they developed their Helping Distressed Students guide, Iliyan from Queen Margaret University on their Stay on Course initiative build on the AMOSSHE insight project: Psychological Profile of the Academic Year, and Kira from NUS Scotland talking about the Ending Stigma and Discrimination guide and the new Student Self Management resource.
Workshops included: Using Mindfulness Approaches to Support Student Mental Health, led by Sandy from the College Development Network, Digital Initiatives and Mental Health led by Charlotte from Snook, Physical Activity and Mental Health facilitated by Nicola from Scottish Student Sport, Stress, Sleep and Substances led by Lisa from Crew, Student Mental Health – What Do We Know? facilitated by Jessica from the Mental Health Foundation, LGBT Mental Health, Wellbeing and Barriers to Education led by Deva from LGBT Youth Scotland, and Stigma? Not at Our Institution! – Stigma and Discrimination in Education, led by Laura from NUS Scotland.
Thanks to all our presenters and workshop facilitators!
Presentations and handouts from the speakers and workshops can be found below:
Be There Be Aware– David Ryan, University of Edinburgh Mental Health and Wellbeing Society (WellSoc)
Counselling Pilot– Suze Edney, Fife College Students Association
Queen Margaret University Students’ Union Student Mental Health Agreement – Cecile Guilloteau, Queen Margaret University Students’ Union
Digital Initiatives and Mental Health – Hilary Groom, The University of the West of Scotland
Stay on Course – Dr Iliyan Stefanov, Queen Margaret University
Ending Stigma and Discrimination on campus and Student Self Management Project – Kira Weir, NUS Scotland
Digital Initiatives and Mental Health – Aye Mind – Charlotte Fountaine, Snook
Mental Health Summit– Nicola Scott, Scottish Student Sport
Stigma? Not at Our Institution! – Stigma and Discrimination in Education – Laura, NUS Scotland
LGBT Mental Health, Wellbeing and Barriers to Education – Deva MacGinty, LGBT Youth Scotland