To raise awareness, tackle stigma, signpost for additional information and enhance the student experience for those who suffer with a mental health issue within Birmingham City University.

We are a mixed age group of students who have all been on the mental health first aiders course (MHFA) . We have all been affected by mental health in some way, so we are passionate about removing the stigma associated and supporting students to access support if they need to. We provide a service where a MHFA volunteer is assigned to support, this could be from meeting for a cuppa and a chat to just checking in. All information is on moodle and appointments can also be booked or you can contact us through BCU MHFA social media. 

Once you have joined our society, please add yourself to our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/783478302092325

The Committee
  • Laura Gee
  • Laura Fogarty
  • Anisha Raj
Membership Fee: £3

You can join the society at any time in the academic year, and all annual memberships will expire on 31st August.

Interest List

If you join our Interest List, you will receive the same email updates that our members do until mid-February. After this time you will need to pay for your membership to continue hearing about our events and being able to take part in our activities.

How to Make an Appointment

Wish to make an appointment with one of the volunteer Mental Health First Aiders on Moodle? Here is how...

  1. Go to Moodle
  2. Press the 3 lines in the top left
  3. Select site home
  4. In search courses write mhfa
  5. Enrol yourself onto the course
  6. Request an appointment
Mindful Monday
13th April 9am - 9pm
Online
Each week one of our MHFAs will share what helps them keep a healthy mind on our social media.
Society Event | Online Event
Virtual Tea and Natter
13th April 1pm - 2pm
Online
There's always time for tea!
Society Event | Online Event
Mindful Monday
20th April 9am - 9pm
Online
Each week one of our MHFAs will share what helps them keep a healthy mind on our social media.
Society Event | Online Event
Virtual Tea and Natter
20th April 1pm - 2pm
Online
There's always time for tea!
Society Event | Online Event
There's no news right now, but check back regularly to see what we're up to!
 

mental health group leader elections 2020-2021

This Society is holding online elections to choose their new committee for the 2020/21 academic year! Any full member can apply for a committee post that interests them and all paid members will also be able to vote for their preferred candidates.

4 posts are up for election.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Tuesday 14 April 2020 (in 6 days)

The polls open at 00:00 on Thursday 16 April 2020 (in 7 days)

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