About Mental Health
WELCOME TO THE BCU MENTAL HEALTH SOCIETY 2023/24
What We Do
The Mental Health Society is led by students familiar with, and dedicated to educating about, mental health as we strongly aim to reduce and remove stigma and taboos that exist about mental health and wellbeing for students or just anyone, regardless of your age, gender, faith, ethnicity, sexuality etc.
Mental health is and should be just as important as your physical health, so we highly aim to provide an open and non-judgemental space where students can learn more about mental health, as well as finding ways to cope with and adapt to their emotions and selves.
Your committee is run by a team of like-minded volunteers that have the necessary and basic knowledge of mental health, who want to work towards helping students feel more comfortable talking about their worries and concerns.
We also have BAME elements within our society, as around 60% of students at BCU fall into this background, so we want to make sure every single student is covered, and that we raise and cover any weak areas that mental health does not effectively work with, as well as use the society to host events and opportunities to promote good mental health.
We are empathetic and are open ears. We all are here for you, and we want you to be comfortable with your emotions and feelings whilst at BCU. Mental health is important to us all, and we must be aware of its existence!
If you have any questions and would like more information about the society and what we have to offer, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Instagram page!
We are only students, and not professionals, therapists, psychologists etc and can only refer you to the right place if need be. We raise awareness about mental health and allow all students to participate in any way and form, including forming an appropriate safe space for you to express yourself. If you are in need of support, please contact the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team at email@example.com, or visit iCity for more information on student support. Take care of yourself as best as possible, and remember, the help is there. We're all here for you.
Your Committee 2023/24
|Participation & Inclusion Officer
|Komal (Komi) Farid
City Centre Campus
Discord server also here! https://discord.gg/sX457PfzpW
Becoming a Member
You can join the society at any time in the academic year, and all annual memberships will expire on 31st August.
After 1st September, you will be able to reinstate your membership FOR FREE!! Please kindly do so in order to continue as a member of our Society.
As a member of our society, you will be notified about any upcoming events and beneficial opportunities, and we are trying our best to make sure that you are aware of mental health, and know where to go, should you require any support. Despite the current pandemic, we will effortlessly make sure you do not miss out on anything we aspire to plan, so stay tuned!
We are a Liberation Society!
Our Society is a Liberation Society, which means we never close down, are free to join and are funded by your Students' Union for our events and activities.
This is because we represent a key demographic of Birmingham City University, and are recognised by the National Union of Students as part of their Liberation Campaign.
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