#UniMentalHealthDay - Thursday 7 March 2019

There's so much on! All events are open to both students and staff - most are drop-in, and you can stay as little or as long as you like. However, there are some events which you do need to book on to, and with limited numbers - please see the list below and book your place where you're interested.

All are free, except the pub quiz (donations are welcome to the Mental Health Foundation).

10:00-12:00
Creative writing with Jamie Thrasvoulou: workshop

Please book your place here (numbers limited).

Award-winning writer, lyricist and poet Jamie Thrasivoulou leads this workshop, focusing on how we can use both positive and negative aspects of mental health to impact upon our writing and create narratives based upon personal experience. He will focus on how we look outside of the box in terms of our approach to writing and advise on how to best create a unique voice to present our work. Workshops will be suitable for beginners with limited knowledge of the writing process, as well as seasoned professionals, or those at a more advanced stage of development. 

KeeleSU Ballroom
10:00-12:00
Mindful butterflies: drop in

A lovely calming activity. We have some big, blank paper butterflies - come to the session and adorn one with colour and inspirational words. You can either take your butterfly away with you, or leave it to contribute to a display at the Forest of Light (and you can still take it home afterwards if you like). Just drop in, you'll be very welcome

Library training room
10:00-12:00
Coffee and cake: drop in

Please just drop in - everyone welcome!

Disability and Dyslexia Services, Tawney Building
11:00-12:00
Talking to employers about your mental health condition

Should you tell a future employer about your mental health condition? If so, how and when? What are your rights? Come along to this informal session to gain insights and find answers relating to mental health and employment. Biscuits will be provided!

To book a place, pop in to Careers and Employability (in the Library) or book via Careerhub.

 CBA0.060, Chancellor's Building
12:00
Walk and chat

Join us for a campus walk - fingers crossed for good weather, but we'll be walking even if it's not! Feel free to come alone or as part of a group.

Meet at the Forest of Light
12:00-14:00
Curry and chaat: drop in

Food is central to getting together and having a good old chat about whatever is on your mind. Come to us to get your free curry! (Stocks will be limited - get there early!)

If there's bad weather, this event will be relocated to KeeleSU Ballroom.

KeeleSU Ballroom due bad weather!
Throughout the day
Wellbeing activities: drop in

Lots of drop-in/drop-by style activities - from an inspiration tree to a thought dump - please do take part!

If there's bad weather, these activities will be relocated to KeeleSU Ballroom.

KeeleSU Ballroom due bad weather
12:00-14:00
Restoke and Man-up!: creative talk

An insight into a ground-breaking performance about masculinity and mental health. Find out more and register here.

Walter Moberly 0.01
12:00-14:00
Poetry performance: Jamie Thrasivoulou

Please do take a moment to stop and listen to Jamie as you pass through the centre of campus.

Jamie will also be leading a workshop on #UniMentalHealthDay focusing on how we can use both positive and negative aspects of mental health to impact upon our writing and create narratives based upon personal experience - look for this event in the app and sign up if you fancy it (places are limited) 

Bio: Jamie Thrasivoulou is an award-winning writer, lyricist and poet. Silhouette Press published his debut collection ‘The Best Of A Bad Situation’ in 2017. His next collection 'Our Man' will be published in July 2019 through Burning Eye Books. He has toured all over the UK and has performed in front of over 31,000 people as Derby County Football Club's official poet, and appeared at venues such as The Everyman Theatre, The Old Rep Theatre, and the 100 Club. He holds a degree in Creative Writing & American Studies and is currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at The University Of Birmingham. He has held workshops in all environments from primary schools to prisons. He is currently the writer-in-residence at HMP Foston Hall, and The Man Up Project, with Restoke. He is a visiting lecturer at The University Of Derby. In February 2019 he was part of the National University (Unislam) winning team with The University Of Birmingham.

Jamie will also be leading a morning and afternoon workshop.

KeeleSU Ballroom due bad weather
14:00-16:00
Creative writing with Jamie Thrasvoulou: workshop

Please book your place here (numbers limited).

Award-winning writer, lyricist and poet Jamie Thrasivoulou leads this workshop, focusing on how we can use both positive and negative aspects of mental health to impact upon our writing and create narratives based upon personal experience. He will focus on how we look outside of the box in terms of our approach to writing and advise on how to best create a unique voice to present our work. Workshops will be suitable for beginners with limited knowledge of the writing process, as well as seasoned professionals, or those at a more advanced stage of development. 

KeeleSU Ballroom
14:30-15:30
Relaxation pottery workshop: free booking required 

Come and join us for a relaxing pottery workshop - and create your own piece of pottery! Places are very limited - please book here. 

Basement training room, Tawney Building
15:30-17:00
Mindful origami: drop-in

If you've never tried origami before or count yourself as an expert, please drop in and have a go! A great way to focus the mind, and have a chat while you're at it.

Library training room
20:00-21:00
Free glow zumba

Exercise is great for releasing feel-good hormones - come ready to zumba the night away.

Sports Centre
20:00 onwards
KPA folk night supporting #UniMentalHealthDay

Folk music at the KPA - please come along!

KPA Clubhouse
21:00-22:00
Pub quiz inc. mental health round

This week's pub quiz has a mental health-themed round - please come along and exercise your grey matter - cash prizes up for grabs. £2 entry per person

The Squirrel, KeeleSU