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Join us in celebrating and raising awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week on Monday 13 May to Sunday 19 May 2024.  

What is Mental Health Awareness Week? 

Mental Health Awareness Week campaign tackles the stigma attached to Mental Health. Each year the campaign has a different themes. Previously, themes have been loneliness, body image, and kindness.

This year’s theme is moving more for mental health #MomentsForMovement. To find out more information about the Mental Health Foundation and this week please click here

Why should I get involved?  

Sport and physical activity is a great opportunity to make new friends and have fun. As we know, exercise and movement is good for both our physical and mental health. It can help with improving our sleep, managing stress, and being a mood booster! 

How can I get involved?

In addition to our Term 3 Project Active timetable, we will be offering an exciting timetable for Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) available for UCL students and staff.

Our MHAW timetable is full of fun activities from Project Active, Team UCL and Bloomsbury Fitness to help you get active! So why not challenge yourself at Bloomsbury Fitness, unwind with Team UCL Men’s Walk & Talk, have fun scoring goals at TOCA Social, or de-stress at our Girls Night In!

All activities and event require a ticket (even if they are free) So make sure you secure your space today by clicking here. 

After this week you can stay active by joining Bloomsbury Fitness gym, engaging in Team UCL Men's Health Active events such as the Walk & Talk, and participating in Project Active weekly sessions throughout Term 3 and summer.

Inspired by our recent UCL Campus Run? Why not join our Project Active Running Groups (Tuesdays and Fridays) and take part in the Mental Health Foundation’s Around the World challenge, on Strava. You can find out more information about this challenge by clicking here.  

Find your perfect training slot at Bloomsbury Fitness!

Want to find the best training time for you?

Explore Bloomsbury Fitness's heat map, showing busy and quiet times throughout the week!

Quiet sessions are:

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 09:00 - 11:00
  • Saturday & Sunday 10:30 - 12:00

There is also Women Only hours on:

  • Wednesday: 07:00-09:30
  • Sunday: 19:00 - 21:00

Where can I find Mental Health support?

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing comprises a range of services and resources for students at all levels. They’ve a huge collection of resources for mental health and wellbeing in general, as well as support for specific concerns including depression and anxiety.