What can help
What can help

Storytelling is one of the foundations of our culture. We can create connections by sharing stories – especially those that offer inspiration and hope. Recovery in mental health is not always well understood; sharing your story makes personal recovery come alive. It also supports values and strengthens lessons learned from life experiences. It helps to build community and create connections.

You can find lots of inspirational stories; use the search bar at the top to find stories relevant to you. To return to this page after a search, please press the back button in your browser.

Alternatively if you are a registered student and would like to write your story and want to share it, please contact us. You can read about other students experiences on our testimonials page and learn more about getting involved on our student development programme page.

Men's Heath Week

Site Administrator
13 June 2022

Health and Wellbeing MOT

Men's Heath Week

This year’s theme for men’s health week is carrying on from 2021, where the men’s health forum are seeking to encourage men across the globe to take the best care of their physical and mental health possible. As part of their campaign, they are emphasising the importance of keeping an eye on their bodies by carrying out a health MOT and seeking help when needed.

Here we have listed a couple of things you can check as part of your mental health MOT (and you don’t need to be a man to do these!). For more inspiring tips and information visit the men’s health forum website.

  • Take notice of what's going on in your body and mind
  • Connect with others and share how you are feeling to reduce isolation and loneliness - one of your friends or family members may have been or are currently going through the same thing as you
  • Be active – exercise can help you mentally as well as physically – for more ideas why not try the 5 ways to wellbeing course
  • Be aware of stressors and look to reduce them – our understanding stress course will share how stress can impact your wellbeing and provide practical tips on how to reduce stress  
  • Create a wellbeing plan to help you look for warning signs of deteriorating health and wellbeing. Visit our website to download a copy of the plan, or for inspiration, join the  Why having a wellbeing plan helps your personal recovery seminar