Thursday 2nd March was University Mental Health Day. This annual day is a great way to raise awareness of an important issue, as well as getting everyone involved in a variety of activities and events. This year’s focus was on the link between being active and mental health.

At the University we celebrated this with two days of events. Notably, this included a talk from Frank Bruno MBE, a former World and European heavyweight boxing champion who has battled with bipolar disorder and severe depression. Frank was a brilliant guest, and lots of students and staff enjoyed hearing about boxing, sports, and the stigma around mental health. Other activities included a Super Circuits fitness session at the SportsPark, attended by Frank Bruno, and a charity rowathon.

These events combined raised a wonderful £480 for Sport in Mind and the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust; a fantastic result for a fantasic couple of days.

If you have any questions about mental health, and what support is available to you, visit our Counselling and Wellbeing pages. For more information on University Mental Health Day and other campaigns, visit