World Mental Health Day

The 10th of October marks World Mental Health Day. Here’s a taste of what’s going on in Kent…

Ashford Live it Well Centre

When: October 10th 10am-1pm

Where: Live it Well Centre, Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 8QF.

Join us at the Live it Well Centre for Tea and Talk. Some of our local service providers will be setting up their own pop-up stalls and would love to speak with you about the work they do!


Canterbury Christ Church University

Touchdown – 10am-4.30pm

Promoting 5 ways of wellbeing:

  • Give. Do something for someone else.
  • Fruit giving away pieces of fruit – good for your five a day
  • Tree of kindness – write a leaf to say what act you will do
  • Connect. Connect with those around you.
  • Colouring in? Doodles in the café – connect with others around you
  • Be Active. Being active looks after the mind and the body
  • 10 minute sessions of activity throughout the day can improve your mood and give you more energy. Cycling for smoothies, Yoga session
  • Take Notice. Being aware of the world around you. Having photograph of you with for our charity “Friends of St. Martin’s”.
  • Keep Learning – Library, creative writing workshop!
  • Picture Competition

Around Campus

  • Radio CRFSfm pre-recorded programmes, facts information on lawn by Touchdown (or St Anselm).
  • Walk Lunchtime walk on campus Time and Venue to be confirmed

Michael Berry – Panel sessions 12-2pm 

  • Informal session drop in with topics.
  • 12 pm Drugs and mental health
  • 12.30  Mindfulness
  • 1 pm Local support organisation.
  • 1.30 pm Mental Health for all

Augustine House

  • Books for Help display posters, information
  • Creative workshops 1-3pm
  • CCCU: Student Minds and student Support stall

Old Sessions Building – 10-3pm

Information stalls from Stalls from local providers and organisations to support individuals with their emotional health and well-being.

Old Sessions Building –  5.30-8pm

  • 5.30pm CCCU Gospel Choir
  • 5.45 Professor Doug MacInnes (chair)

Speakers & Presentations:

  • Helen James PVC: Poetry & creative writing competition – CCCU & Changing expectations of students and mental health
  • Helen Greatorex (CEO, KMPT) involvement in mental health

7-8pm Panel Discussion: Mental Health and student life:

  • NUS PresidentS: CCCU, UKC, Canterbury College, College for the Creative Arts.
  • National NUS Disability Student Officer Rachel O’Brian.
  • Doug CCCU Mental Health and representative tbc from non-statutory sector

Medway 11-2pm

  • Rowan Williams Court: Depressed Cake shop & Mind Apples
  • Student Hub: Wellbeing information stalls
  • Drill Hall Library: Information, Books Can Help & Crafternoon
  • Faith Space, Pilkington: Graffiti board/meditation space