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Positivity reigns on World Mental Health Day

The University’s three campuses embraced World Mental Health Day through messages of positivity and activities designed to promote well-being.

Students and staff were encouraged to take a moment to think about how they could improve their well-being and that of those around them.

Senior Mental Health Adviser Josie Davies said: "The theme for World Mental Health Day 2018 was 'Young people and mental health in a changing world', and we promoted this theme and raised awareness of the importance of mental health with activities across Hope Park, Creative Campus and Aigburth."

As well as various information stands featuring advice and tips from external mental health support providers and well-being organisations, there was a host of interactive activities taking place.

A meditation class provided a quiet space to reflect, while Merseyside Dogs Home brought a special four-legged visitor to the Hope Park campus. Mushy Pees – who is staying with the dogs home until he finds a new owner – was a big hit with students, receiving lots of fuss and attention.

Other activities included a Mindfulness session run by Mindfit and an anxiety management workshop, which provided practical tips on managing anxious thoughts and feelings.

At the Creative Campus, students and staff were encouraged to share what well-being means to them through the medium of art, with paper leaves featuring positive messages displayed as part of an art installation.

A Positive Me workshop explored ways to improve self-confidence and self-esteem, while a group of cycle enthusiasts joined two qualified British Cycling leaders on a ride from Aigburth campus to Hope Park.

Take a look at some of the day’s events.

Published on 15/10/2018