Share your experiences and get help from a supportive community
Lots of people find that getting support from peers or other people with similar challenges can improve their wellbeing and help them to cope with mental health problems. For example, it could:
- help you to open up about what you are feeling and experiencing
- introduce you to ideas and approaches that others have found helpful
- reassure you that you're not alone in how you are feeling
- help you to connect with others and give you a sense of belonging
- encourage you to value your strengths
- build your self-esteem and confidence
- help you to feel more hopeful about the future.
Peer support and further information from Mind
There are lots of types of peer support, to find out more about what is available and how to find support for you, check out Mind’s peer support web pages. Mind's Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connecting with others who understand what you are going through.
Connect with your peers at the University
- The Keeping Healthy and Productive Yammer Group is a space for staff to share challenges, tips and resources for keeping well, engaged and happy.
- The University runs a series of networks that offer support, social events, and guidance to support and empower those of us who are often minoritised and marginalised.
- Menopause Cafe is an informal, supportive group, which offers those with an interest in or experience of this topic to meet and chat. If you would like to attend, email Dr Louise Pendry to be added to the mailing list.