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Find Your Happy - Mental Health and Wellbeing at Brunel

Everyone has mental health. Sometimes it is good and other times you might need some help and support. Here at Brunel, we want everyone to be aware of all the resources available and to feel that you can talk about mental health and to ask for help when it’s needed. We put mental health and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do and there’s a special event coming up just for you. It’s designed to make you feel better informed, motivated, empowered to make changes, feel that you can’t fail and believe that anything’s possible in life.

Come along on Wednesday 3 October to hear some truly inspiring personal stories, as well as the range of activities and resources to help you build your confidence and know about all the support available throughout your time here.  

The amazing Ben Smith will be here to explain how he turned his life around. Ben, with his confidence and self-esteem at an all time low, ran 401 marathons in 401 days to raise money for two anti-bullying charities. This was after relentless bullying at boarding school, two suicide attempts, marriage, divorce, his struggles to come out as gay, and a mini-stroke at the age of 29.  

Sean Cullen, our Disabled Students’ Officer, will also share his own Brunel journey and Professor Bill Leahy will highlight the range of support on offer for students. There will be a chance for you to have your questions answered too and to chat informally to a range of people. As Professor Julia Buckingham CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President, explains: "Good mental health and wellbeing is essential to students’ academic success, to your development during such an important time in your lives, to entering the career of your choice when you graduate and to leading a fulfilling and rewarding life."