Men's mental health support

Support you can access for good mental health at University and more...

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November 19th is International Men's Day, a day to focus on men's mental health and wellbeing  

Everybody has mental health. Knowing how to best support your own wellbeing and when to reach out can help build good mental health whilst at uni. Moving your body, connecting with others and taking part in enjoyable activities are some ways to build better mental health. This article will highlight activities you can get involved with this month and beyond, as well as support services available for you...

BCU Mental Health and Wellbeing team 

If you are struggling with your mental health, you can access support from BCU's Mental Health and Wellbeing Team. They're available to anyone with wellbeing concerns, Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm. Contact them to find out more or book an appointment.  

Contact BCU Mental Health

Your GP or doctor

To find your closest GP, you can use the NHS website. International students studying in the UK for more than 6 months are able to access the NHS.

Whilst you're free to register with any doctor you choose, you can also register with BCU's healthcare provider, Modality Partnership. They are a national partnership of GP practices who have three locations in the centre of Birmingham. Use the link below for more info on signing-up for a GP/doctor.  

Contact BCU Mental Health

University is a great opportunity to be social and meet other BCU students in a variety of environments. Here are some upcoming BCUSU and society that could help you make new connections: 

Mental Health Society meet up

Monday 27th November (C284), 5pm-7pm 

Join the society for a chilled social event and opportunity to talk about Movember. There'll be games, snacks and refreshments.

Find out more

Cheerleading Society's Movember Ball

Join BCU Tigers third annual Movember Ball. It's one of the biggest society events of the year, there'll be drinks deals and a huge afterparty at Walkabout, Broad St. 

Supported by BCU Men's Football, proceedings and donations will go towards Movember charity. It's not just a party- the event will have a raffle, date auction, and waxing challenge. Get your tickets now!

Friday 1st December, 7pm-11:30pm at The Pavilion 

Book your ticket

Feel Good Fest: Festive edition 

Come and join us for a free craft and chat! 

There will be a variety of mindful and seasonal activities over our campuses this term. Including, pottery play, painting, fidget toy making, keyring or bracelet making, and more.  

See What's On!

Pause at Uni

Join Pause on campus every Tuesday for a drop-in chat about life, or something that may be worrying you, or just to get involved with a wellbeing activity. 

Pause is delivered by The Children's Society and Forward Thinking Birmingham in partnership with BCU's Mental Health and Wellbeing Team.  

See when Pause is at your campus

Join a society  

We have almost 100 societies you can join! Each society will have regular meet-ups and social events, check our full list of societies. 

See all societies

Join a sports team 

BCU Sport have many competitive Men's and Women's sports teams that you can join, from Athletics, Women's Rugby, Cricket and more...

Find BCU Sport

BCU Active sessions

BCU Active offer recreational exercise classes at City Centre and City South campuses, for you to take a break from the day and check in with your mind and body. They have yoga, pilates, badminton, ballet  and many more sessions.   

See BCU Active sessions

BCU and Aston Sport Centres

BCU students can get a membership from £7.99 for Doug Ellis Sport Centre in Perry Barr which can give you access to the Fitness Suite and workout classes. 

Find out more

Sport Aston at Aston University campus, offer gym, pool and sports hall facilities, with BCU memberships available from £19.99 (they have a Black Friday sale on until Thursday 30th November!)

Check out deals

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