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Mental Health Awareness Week

last modified May 14, 2019 10:08 AM
This is Mental Health Awareness week ( for more details)
To mark this event in Genetics we have a donation box in the Tea Room with some Mental Health Foundation green ribbon badges which you can wear to raise awareness and show your support for good mental health for all.
A Team Logo Quiz between 10-11 am on Wednesday,15th May in the Tea Room with prizes for the winning team - sign up sheet available in the Tea Room.
A walk around Cambridge -  'Chasing Blue Plaques' on Thursday, 16th from 12.45pm - 1.30 pm (weather permitting) - sign up sheet available in Reception. - shows some examples.


In addition there are various other events going on across the University:


The Staff Counselling Service will have stalls located in the entrance lobby of 17 Mill Lane and the reception area at Greenwich House for all staff to come along and see what the service is about and how it can offer support. 

17 Mill Lane: Wednesday 15th May.

Members of our counselling team will be at the stall between 12pm – 2.30pm

Greenwich House: Tuesday 14th-Friday 17th May.

Members of our counselling team will be at the stall on Tuesday 14th between 10.30am-11.30am and 3pm-4pm and Friday 17th May between 10am-11.30am.


It’s OK to Talk (Andy Elwood)

Date: Tuesday 14th May 2019                      

Time: 1-2pm (talk) followed by free tea and coffee until 3pm        

Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Clinical School Building

 Andy has 20 years experience working in Emergency services and is now a Mental Health Advocate and campaigner. Andy will be sharing his personal experiences as well as discussing how to overcome 21st Century first-world problems. The session will provide insight and a practical toolkit for wellbeing. The session will be followed by an hour  of tea/coffee and a chance to share experiences and/or ask questions.  Book here


Steps to Wellbeing: CPFT Psychological Wellbeing Service

Date: Wednesday 15th May 2019               

Time: 11am-12noon                       

Location: Seminar Room 19, Clinical School Building

 Two members of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Psychological Wellbeing Service will be giving a talk on achieving good mental wellbeing and its applicability to all. Book here


Mental Health: What’s that got to do with me?

Date: Thursday 16th May 2019                    

Time: 11am-12noon                       

Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Clinical School Building

 With nearly two thirds of people saying that they have experienced a mental health problem, why not come along and find out?  (Talk by University Counselling Service) Book here