World Mental Health Day 2018

Date/time : 
10th, 11th and 12th October
For locations and times see details

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. It is a day for global mental health awareness. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is “Young people and mental health in a changing world”.

In support of the World Mental Health Day we are organising a variety of free activities at Queen Mary University of London. Come and join us:

Interactive Wellbeing Stall – 10th October, Library Square (Mile End campus), 11am – 3 pm

This is an opportunity to have an open discussion with the Inspire team. Inspire Mental Health Consortium aims to improve the wellbeing and mental health of people in Tower Hamlets. Expect to find selfie frames which will explore questions such as “What are your tips for wellbeing?” and “What does support look like to you?”.

Conversation Booth - 10th October, Library Square (Mile End campus), 11am – 3 pm

The Conversation Booth is part of the Greater London Authority's (GLA’s) ‘Arrival’ project and is a creative way of asking people to think about identity and mental wellbeing in a changing world. In an enclosed and sound-proofed space, you can share your experiences (alone or in conversation with somebody else) in response to a question. You can also listen to a sound collage of previous stories and experiences. The Conversation Booth will also be set up on World Mental Health Day 2018 as part of Thrive LDN Culture.

Book Display - 10th October, Mile End Library

Mile End Library will feature a book display of interesting reading about Mental Health topics.

Creative Workshop for students: Spontaneous Storytelling -

  • 11th October, in the backyard of St Benet’s Chaplaincy (Mile End campus), 10am - 12:30pm
  • 12th October, in the backyard of St Benet’s Chaplaincy (Mile End campus), 1pm - 3:30pm 
Eventbrite - Spontaneous Storytelling (Creative Workshop for QMUL students only)

Join artists Daniel Regan and Antonia Attwood in this photography workshop combining mindfulness, instant photography and storytelling. We’ll be using a range of instant cameras (Polaroids, Instax) to map out our emotional wellbeing on the day, then using a range of materials and tools to manipulate the printed images into narratives that tell the world who we are and how we feel. This creative workshop will also be part of Thrive LDN Culture.

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