LGBT+ Mental Health Awareness Week

LGBT+ Mental Health Awareness Week

Our Union has a commitment to making sure every student enjoys their time at Uni, and mental health is a part of every single student's life.

According to recent statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, almost 1,200 students dropped out of university (2014-2015) due to mental health issues. That statistic will undoubtedly include a high proportion of students who identify as LGBT+ because LGBT+ individuals are more susceptible to mental illness.

This is why we at the Union have decided to run LGBT+ Mental Health Awareness Week this week. We want to break the stigma surrounding mental health and let people know that they're not alone and there's support in place for those who need it.

The week is aimed at the LGBT+ community, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to come along to the events throughout the week! Here's an idea of what we've got planned:

  • On Tuesday 14th we'll be running our ‘Share a Smile' campaign on campus so watch out for people giving out little rainbow cards along the mall!
  • On Thursday 16th we'll be holding our comedy night at 6pm in Fulton Coffee in JC’s, so pop in for some uplifting comedy supplied by local Swansea comedian Siânny Thomas!
  • On Friday 17th we're holding two events. A talk with Jeremy Miles (AM for Neath) at 3:30pm in Lecture Room C, Fulton House, where he'll talk about his experiences as one of the first openly gay members of the Welsh Assembly. Plus, Tooters will be donating all pre-sale ticket revenue to Unity Centre Swansea. The night will be rainbow themed so make sure you wear your brightest clothes to support LGBT+ Mental Health Awareness Week.

Thank you to all the SU officers and students’ who have made this week possible. Massive thank you to Welfare Officer Shona Johnson, as well as Zoya Chishti, and Peter D’Rozario.

Joe Davern

LGBT+ Officer (Open Place)

LGBT+ Mental Health Awareness Week

Our Union has a commitment to making sure every student enjoys their time at Uni, and mental health is a part of every single student's life.

According to recent statistics from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, almost 1,200 students dropped out of university (2014-2015) due to mental health issues. That statistic will undoubtedly include a high proportion of students who identify as LGBT+ because LGBT+ individuals are more susceptible to mental illness.

This is why we at the Union have decided to run LGBT+ Mental Health Awareness Week this week. We want to break the stigma surrounding mental health and let people know that they're not alone and there's support in place for those who need it.

The week is aimed at the LGBT+ community, but everyone is welcome and encouraged to come along to the events throughout the week! Here's an idea of what we've got planned:

  • On Tuesday 14th we'll be running our ‘Share a Smile' campaign on campus so watch out for people giving out little rainbow cards along the mall!
  • On Thursday 16th we'll be holding our comedy night at 6pm in Fulton Coffee in JC’s, so pop in for some uplifting comedy supplied by local Swansea comedian Siânny Thomas!
  • On Friday 17th we're holding two events. A talk with Jeremy Miles (AM for Neath) at 3:30pm in Lecture Room C, Fulton House, where he'll talk about his experiences as one of the first openly gay members of the Welsh Assembly. Plus, Tooters will be donating all pre-sale ticket revenue to Unity Centre Swansea. The night will be rainbow themed so make sure you wear your brightest clothes to support LGBT+ Mental Health Awareness Week.

Thank you to all the SU officers and students’ who have made this week possible. Massive thank you to Welfare Officer Shona Johnson, as well as Zoya Chishti, and Peter D’Rozario.

Joe Davern

LGBT+ Officer (Open Place)