Mind and Body is a free programme which works with students (aged 18 -25) to improve their mental wellbeing.

The programme is delivered to small groups of students, helping them reduce feelings of stigma and isolation, working alongside peers who’ve experienced similar issues.

Through one to one and group sessions they aim to support students develop:

  • An understanding of emotional and mental health
  • Skills to identify when and how to ask for help
  • Emotional resilience
  • Coping strategies

They do this by covering a range of topics and themes:

  • Can we talk about mental health?
  • Identifying risks
  • Communicating with ourselves
  • Managing emotions
  • Communicating with others
  • Managing emotions and planning ahead
  • Reviewing progress
  • Moving forward

Last year 78.05% of participants reported increased mental wellbeing following the programme.

“I am definitely a lot happier. I have been able to see what needs to change, the programme is amazing. I don’t know where I would be right now if I didn’t have it.”  Mind and Body participant- Kent

If you have any further questions please speak to the Mental Health and Wellbeing Service or contact Bryony Wickes (Mind and Body Service Manager) bryony.wickes@addaction.org.uk