Mental Health and Wellbeing Group
Welcome to Me + We
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Group (Me + We) aims to provide accessible mental health support and resources to all members of our community.
Many of us suffer with our mental health, but we’re not always great at talking about it. Me + We hopes to start an open and supportive dialogue around mental health and wellbeing, and to highlight some of the services and supports on offer to students and staff.
We aim to:
- Start a School-wide conversation about mental health and wellbeing
- Ensure you what supports are available and how to access them
- Highlight the work of our Mental Health First Aiders
- Organise regular social activities dedicated to mental health and wellbeing
- Listen to our community to make sure we’re delivering what you need
Mental Health First Aiders
The role of the Mental Health First Aider (MHFAider) is to support employees in the workplace who are experiencing mental ill health or distress. This support can vary from having a non-judgmental conversation with a colleague, through to guiding them towards the right support.
If you need help in a crisis or just want to talk to someone, please contact one of the trained Mentral Health First Aiders listed below. If you prefer to speak to a Queen Mary MHFAider from outside of the School, please visit the University MHFA website for a list of contacts.
Mental health and wellbeing issues are different for all of us and Queen Mary's Advice and Counselling team has created an A-Z of common problems which may help you to identify what supports you need.
If you are struggling with your mental health, it is important that you talk to someone. Below is a list of useful resources and if you would like help navigating these, please feel free to reach out to one of our Mental Health First Aiders listed above.
- The QMUL Advice and Counselling Service runs one-to-one mental health advice sessions.
- They also provide information on althernative supports outside of the university that can help you.
- The QMUL Employee Assistance Programme is a free service that provides a wide range of support for staff wellbeing.
- Other emotional wellbeing resources at QMUL.
- Out of hours support.
- Make an appointment with your GP.
- A list of books and pages available through the QMUL library covering a wide range of mental health and wellbeing topics.
Me + We will be organising community events throughout the year, so check back to see our upcoming events.