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.
University Mental Health Day 2019
This year’s University Mental Health Day is all about the power of using your voice to shape the future of student mental health. On the Student Minds Blog, we’ll be running a #UseYourVoice blogging series all about the what, how and why of using your voice! From opening up to tell your story and sharing helpful advice and tips, to experiences of speaking out to raise awareness, tackle stigma and campaign for change, using your voice can be a powerful way to support, inspire and influence others and create change. If you have a story to tell, we want to hear from you.
You could choose to write about:
• Your journey of using your voice – what have you gained? Was it hard to begin with?
• Why you have used your voice
• How you have used your voice
• How it feels to use your voice
Submit your blog post here (http://studentmindsorg.blogspot.com/p/write-for.html) or email us at email@example.com and we’ll work with you to get your voice heard. Simply start your blog post with the statement ‘I am using my voice to …’ and then the stage is yours. We all have mental health, we all have a voice, and together we all have the power to make a big difference. 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be able to provide you more information and guidelines.