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Published: 3 February 2021

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Chai and Chat is back! This is an exciting opportunity to sit down with the Health and Wellbeing Team to talk through the major issues we’re all facing.

Join Alisa and Nancy this week for an open discussion around mental health.

“Every year the 4th February is ‘Time to Talk’ day.

The campaign has run annually since the charities Mind and Rethink launched it back in 2007.

Aimed at ending the stigma surrounding mental health, Time to Talk is designed to promote conversations around our wellbeing.

Before the pandemic, one in four people in the UK were likely to struggle with this issue at some point in their lives.

Now, of course, this number has increased dramatically.

Thanks to work around mental health, government campaigns, and media backing, the tide is turning for open and honest discussions about the issue.

It’s often said, but worth repeating, that we all have mental health in the same way as physical health.

Throughout our lives, we fall on a spectrum for both, between well and unwell.

The two are closely linked and balancing them is vitally important for how we feel and function overall.

For Time to Talk this year, we’re hosting a special two-part series of Chai and Chat sessions considering the importance of talking about mental health.

Everyone is welcome so grab a cuppa and spend some time learning the importance of looking after your mind.

Join us at 2pm on Wednesday 3rd and Friday 5th February. You will have the link to the event in your University inbox from Canvas or contact the team to find out more.

We look forward to seeing you there.”

Please note, Chai and Chat is not intended as a one-to-one session. If you would like to speak with a member of the Health and Wellbeing team confidentially, please book an appointment.

You can get in touch through Compass, email them at londonhealth@sunderland.ac.uk or call on 0207 531 7343.

 

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