Students' event to raise mental health awareness
Date: 12th Apr 2018
Nursing students at Buckinghamshire New University are holding an information day to increase awareness around the importance of mental health.
‘Mental health across the Lifespan’ takes place at the University’s campus in Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, from 10am-4pm on Wednesday 25 April.
It will feature yoga, dance, massage and art and information stalls from organisations including Dementia UK, Wycombe Mind, Alzheimer’s Society and Time To Change.
A succession of speakers will also be talking about nutrition, post-traumatic stress disorder, and postnatal depression; and the event will see the screening of a film on schizoaffective disorder, where a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms.
The students behind the event are studying postgraduate qualifications and all work as community children's nurses, school nurses, district nurses and health visitors.
Student Nancy Stafford said: “We are very much looking forward to the day and promoting mental health across the lifespan to benefit suffers nationwide, attempting to remove the stigma associated with mental health.
“It is aimed at health professionals, professionals working in mental health, the public and anyone affected by mental health issues.
“As students holding an event like this will equip us to deal with managing a diverse range of major health problems even more professionally than we do already in our careers.”
A display outlining the issues raised and promoting the event is in The Gallery at the University.
Anyone wishing to attend is welcome to turn up and there is no need to register.
Find out more about the event by following #MHOVERLIFE on Twitter.