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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it just like our physical health.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.

Should you find yourself in need of support for your mental wellbeing whilst at university, there are a number of ways you can access help:


The University of Sheffield’s SAMHS (Student Access to Mental Health Support) is the first point of contact for students to explore a broad range of psychological support needs in a single triage appointment.  SAMHS helps you access the right mental health support for you.

Big White Wall

University of Sheffield students going through a tough time can now access free online support with Big White Wall.  Whether you’re struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed or not coping, Big White Wall can help you get support, take control and feel better.

The service provides 24/7 online peer and professional support, with trained counsellors. Big White Wall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.

Anxiety in Higher Education

Watch this video made by a University of Sheffield student, Hannah, she speaks about her own experience with anxiety in Higher Education and what you can do to manage your own anxieties while studying.  Click here to watch the video in full.

Drop In Sessions for World Mental Health Day

Fancy a free brew and a friendly face to talk to? Res Life are putting on drop-ins across the residences for World Mental Health Day. Click here to find out more.

Residence Life Mentor Daily Drop-in Sessions

Fancy a chat with a good listener? Then head down to see one of our Residence Life Mentor at our daily drop-in sessions. Click here for full drop-in session details.


Want to find out more about accessing services outside of the university, then visit


Remember it’s okay to ask for help, if you had the flu you’d visit the doctor so treat your mental health the same way.

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