Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from 10th – 16th May 2021 and this year’s theme is nature.


Looking after our mental health is so important, especially since the covid-19 pandemic started as we have spent lots of time at home. Over the past year, we have been unable to see friends and family, do a lot of the things we enjoy and have been limited on how far we can travel to help keep everyone safe. Now that lockdown restrictions have been eased and brighter days are coming, there are lots of things you can now do outside with your friends.


“Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. It turns out that it is not just being in nature but how we open ourselves up and interact with nature that counts. Nature is our great untapped resource for a mentally healthy future.” – Mental Health Foundation


Now that we can do more things outside with more people, your Students’ Union has lots of outdoor events planned that you can get involved in, and provides an opportunity for you to get out in nature and explore what Sheffield has to offer.                   


Check out our blog posts on how you can look after your mental health:

The benefits and science behind meditation and mindfulness
Stress reduction tips

How to beat exam stress

What is gratitude?


Resources & Useful Links

Student Advice Centre - Mental Health and Wellbeing

Student Advice Centre - Mental Health and Wellbeing contacts

Give It A Go resources

SHU Wellbeing

Student support - keeping safe on campus