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Eco-anxiety: what is it and how can you combat it?

In this guest article for Mental Health Awareness Week, our sustainability education and engagement officer, Jessica Gordon-Calvert, explains what eco-anxiety is and shares her thoughts on how to combat it.…

How to look after your mental health

UCEM is extremely lucky to have a brilliant group of dedicated mental health first aiders who are there to support staff and students experiencing mental health issues or struggling with…

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‘We are all here for each other’: Guest Movember article by our welfare student ambassador, Paul Adeleye

Every November, people across the globe grow or create moustaches in aid of Movember – a fundraising effort to support causes around men’s health, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental…

Principal Thoughts: Reflections on the year since the first UK lockdown

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley reflects on the past 12 months since COVID-19 forced UCEM’s staff to work from home and selects…

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How UCEM’s disability and welfare team supported me with my mental health

Our disability and welfare team is trained to support students with physical and sensory impairments, specific learning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, mental health conditions, and long-term health conditions.   Here,…

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Podcast: UCEM in conversation with… Josh Olney

Episode 5 of our 'UCEM in conversation with...' podcast series sees UCEM PR and social media manager, Andrew Belt, speak to Josh Olney - AKA The Apprenticeship Guy.   Josh…

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Principal Thoughts: Being kind to yourself and to others

Welcome to the latest edition of Ashley Wheaton’s ‘Principal Thoughts’. This month, Ashley looks back at Mental Health Awareness Week and shares his reflections on an initiative which can be…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Our Trustees’ messages on kindness

The theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is 'kindness'. Four of our Trustees shared their thoughts on kindness and here's what they had to say...   "Acts of…

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Guest blog by a UCEM staff member

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and we have been getting behind the initiative with posts designed to raise awareness of mental health. We also had the pleasure of…

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Lucy Roper’s weekly Built Environment blog: Buildings as cultural symbols

Each week, UCEM Information Governance Manager, Lucy Roper points us in the direction of interesting stories from the Built Environment. This week, Lucy provides her thoughts on mental health to…

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Student stories: Louise’s journey to achieve good mental health

After launching our monthly ‘Student stories’ blog last month with Ranikque Hayden-Best describing her route to becoming a Quantity Surveyor, this month we hand over the reins to our BSc…

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Lucy Roper’s weekly Built Environment blog: Mental health and wellbeing

Each week, UCEM Information Governance Manager, Lucy Roper points us in the direction of interesting stories from the Built Environment. This week, to mark Time to Talk Day and ahead of University…