Write for the Blog

The Student Minds blog is the biggest national student mental health blog in the UK. Most of the content on this blog is written by students, but sometimes we take the opportunity as a charity to champion what student volunteers are doing across the country to improve student mental health!

We welcome submissions from all students and university alumni about student mental health and university wellbeing. Past blog posts have included personal experiences of mental health difficulties, tips on dealing with different aspects of university life, and stories of supporting a friend or being supported by a friend. We encourage anybody who has something to say about student mental health to make their voice heard and write to us!

Before you submit a blog, please make sure you've checked the following:
  • Have you checked your blog is consistent with the Student Minds Blogging Guidelines?
  • Want to blog, but not sure what to write about? Go to our Submit your blog form and click 'I'm interested in blogging and would like to know more' and we'll send you more information!
  • Are you happy that your blog will be available publicly?
    Read Seb's blog to find out more about what it's like to talk about your mental health publicly. You have the option of submitting an anonymous blog if you want to.
  • If you have any questions please check out our FAQ page.



Dear Fresher Me



The transition from school to university can be one of the most exciting steps in a student's life, but with new experiences comes new challenges - especially for your mental health. Anything from tips on how to get through freshers' week and advice for dealing with the stress of deadlines, to how to go about seeking professional support through your university's counselling service, could be a HUGE help for new students who are just about to start uni. 

So, if YOU have some advice for new students on how to maintain their mental wellbeing at university, we'd LOVE for you to write for us! This year on the Student Minds Blog we're starting a #DearFresherMe series, all about sharing experiences and lessons learned from current university students. 

If you would like to submit something, email us at blog@studentminds.org.uk.
We can't wait to hear from you!


UNITE Students Collaboration - how you can get involved:

"Unite Students is a student accommodation provider, who provide homes for around 50,000 students each year. They aim to build a Home for Success for all of our students by providing not just great rooms, but great homes. This means creating a warm, safe and friendly place where students can thrive and know that we are always there for them, whenever they need us. We want students to achieve their full potential so have conducted extensive research to understand how we can best help them achieve this outcome. We have learnt that creating a place where students feel they belong is a critical factor in the academic success and personal wellbeing of a student. For this reason we are very proud to work in partnership with Student Minds, to provide accessible, factual and helpful peer guidance to support students who may experience mental health challenges."


Write for UNITE Students:

We are excited to announce that our bloggers have the opportunity to blog for UNITE on their Student Life Hub. This partnership allows UNITE to share real life student experiences with students in their accommodation. This will also allow you, one of our bloggers to reach over 1 million people with your story and tips of your time at university.

UNITE are currently looking for blog posts on the following topics:

  • Eating disorders 
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety
  • Disclosure – benefits of disclosing your condition to uni/ why it’s worth to ask for help?
  • Navigating your way through support services at University.

If you are interested, please email blog@studentminds.org.uk and they will be able to provide you more information and guidelines.

No comments:

Post a Comment