About the event
The World Health Organisation define mental health as ‘..a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community’. October 10 is World Mental health day. To mark the occasion, London Higher are hosting a mental health and well-being event for London HEIs. This will enable an open conversation around what is fast becoming a key strategic priority for both students and staff in universities and higher education colleges in London and nationally.
The event will be hosted at the University of Westminster and is kindly being facilitated by the Vice Chancellor, Peter Bonfield.
Attendees will have an opportunity to find out how different organisations, and their leaders and managers, aim to build a supportive culture and environment around well-being and mental health, and why it is so important that they do so. There will also be an opportunity to hear how sharing of personal experiences can help to break down barriers round mental health issues for the benefit of both individuals, the workplace and communities. The panel discussion will offer contributions from inside and outside of the HE sector, and questions and suggestions from attendees will be welcomed. Panellists will include senior representatives from the following:
- Advance HE
- Student Minds
The discussion, and also feedback from, this event will be used to shape the focus and possible goals for a new London Higher Well-being Network.