How To Save a Life
Do you know anyone with an eating disorder? Do you feel confident in being supportive? We know that it is not easy to support someone with an eating disorder; it’s not easy to know what to say, it’s not easy to know how to help. Eating disorders affect all those around the sufferer as well as the individual themselves, and it can often be very difficult for loved ones to know how to deal with the situation. SRSH volunteers have been busy building the How to Save a Life workshops and matierals. We are now taking this 2 hour workshop on a road tour.
The workshops have been built by young people with experience of eating disorders to provide an interactive event, including personal stories and opportunity for questions and answers.
Manchester: 15th March, 5.30-7.30pm in the UMSU Council Chamber
Cardiff: 19th March, 5.30-7.30pm in CF10 on Cardiff University Campus
Leicester: 22nd March, 5.30-7.30pm in the Alumni room of the Student Union
If you would like us to run a workshop at your University, please get in touch with Elisabeth on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mind your Head
SRSH was delighted to attend the Launch for Mind your Head, Oxford! Mind your head is a mental health awareness campaign just launched by OUSU (oxford university student union). 1 in 4 of us will suffer from a mental illness at some point in our lives, and 60% of those who do say that the stigma of what they are going through is worse than the illness itself. Something has to change. Mental illness is a hugely misunderstood and stigmatised topic, let’s get talking about mental health and reduce the stigma. Follow the link below to find out more about the campaign and to read some inspiring stories from student’s learning to cope with their mental illness.
Body Gossip on Tour
SRSH has collaborated with Body Gossip- a national campaign which challenges common perceptions of body image and promoting the acceptance of natural beauty- to create Body Gossip on Tour. Body Gossip on Tour is a project encouraging University students to hold their own Body Gossip event. The event gives people the opportunity to enter a writing competition, writing stories/monologues/poems about their bodies. Some of these entries are then made into a stage performance, performed at your University! For more information on what Body Gossip on tour is and how to get involved, click on the link below http://studentrunselfhelp.weebly.com/body-gossip-on-tour.html
We have upcoming Body Gossip events at the following Universities- for more information regarding an event at a specific University, get in touch with the relevant contacts listed below…
Bristol: The writing competition is now open and drama workshops are being held, for more information contact UBUemail@example.com
UEA: The writing competition will be opening soon and performances will be in May. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiff: For more information on when the event will be held, contact email@example.com