Mental Health Awareness Week 13 - 19 May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week 13 - 19 May 2024

Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week and help us to
raise awareness and open up the conversation around mental health.

This is a national campaign led by the Mental health Foundation and
this year the national theme is ‘Movement’ and the positive impact movement and activity, no matter how big or small, can have on your
mental health and wellbeing.

If you are looking for ways to support your wellbeing or access services available to you, please visit the Student Wellbeing pages.


Walking Spots Photo Takeover Competition!

May is also National Walking Month and with the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week being Movement why not combine the two! 

We want to flood our social media with beautiful pictures of your favourite walking spots, wherever you are right now! Campus or further afield, head over to our socials to submit your photo and for a chance to win a wellbeing journal and pen.

Competition Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

    1. The University of Aberdeen’s Mental Health Awareness Week competition 'Walking Spots Photo Takeover' is being held by the University of Aberdeen which is a charity registered in Scotland No. SC013683 and with its registered address at King’s College, Aberdeen, AB24 3FX, (“UoA”).
    2. The competition is open to registered students at the University of Aberdeen, excluding UoA employees and Alumni.
    3. To be in with a chance of winning, entrants must send a picture of their favourite walking spot by direct message to the @StudentLifeUoA Facebook or Instagram channels.
    4. By submitting an entry to the competition, the participant gives The UoA permission to use the entry for marketing activities including but not limited to – sharing on social media and within general communications, inclusion in video content and printing.
    5. The competition will close at 5.00pm on 19 May 2024, any entries received after this date will not be eligible for a prize.
    6. One winner will be selected at random, to win a wellbeing journal and pen.
    7. The winners may be requested to take part in prize promotional activity and UoA reserves the right to use the name and location of the winners, their photographs, audio and/or visual recording of them in relation to any competition publicity or for the UoA’s marketing purposes. By entering the competition, you agree that if awarded one of the prizes you will co-operate with all reasonable publicity purposes if so requested.
    8. The prize must be collected by: 5.00pm on 27 May 2024 from the Experience, Engagement and Wellbeing Team in the Students' Union Building (Room 102, Floor 1).
    9. The UoA’s decision will be final and binding, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into regarding the conduct or outcome of the competition.
    10. The UoA reserves the right in its reasonable discretion: to disqualify any competitor whose conduct is in breach of the Rules or contrary to the spirit of the Rules or the intention of the competition, and to declare any entries void.
    11. By entering this competition you agree that the UoA shall have no liability for any printing, production and/or distribution errors (including but not limited to any errors in UoA, this website or any printed materials) or where there have been any errors in any aspect of the preparation for or conduct of the competition materially affecting the result of the competition.
    12. Subject to Condition 3 above, any personal data submitted by you in your entry to this competition will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and UoA's privacy policy.
    13. The UoA reserves the right to amend or waive any of these Rules or cancel the competition at any time.
    14. Entry to the competition confirms your acceptance of these Rules.
    15. Please email any queries relating to the competition to: 


Movement inspiration

There are lots of benefits to being active and supporting your mental health and wellbeing is a big one! Movement can help you de-stress, give you reflection time, support your social connections and so much more. Why not try adding an activity, big or small, to your plans this month, if it makes you feel good…keep doing it! Find your moments for movement…