Thursday 8th October 2020

Mental Health Takes Centre Stage in Latest Webinar

Check out the second BiteSSSize Best Practice Webinar of the 20/21 season! In line with #WorldMentalHealthDay, this months webinar focussed directly on Mental Health Awareness, Prevention & First Aid. Read all about it and catch-up here!

In the second BiteSSSize Best Practice webinar of 2020/21, SSS joined the conversation in the lead up to World Mental Health Day on October 10th.

The latest webinar engaged staff and students from across the Tribe to provide insight and support. Mental Health is an extremely important area of work for SSS – even in a normal year. So it was vital that SSS led the conversation at the start of a new academic year.

Former GUSA President Paddy Everingham was welcomed back to SSS and expertly Chaired the webinar which raised awareness of what we mean by mental health, and gave first-hand guidance on how to recognise symptoms and support others. Paddy was joined by Alban Dickson, from the University of Stirling, Scott Newby, MD at NewbyCore, and Sarah Gandon, SSS’ Healthy Body Healthy Mind Project Lead and Coach at the University of Glasgow Netball.

This webinar was the latest step taken by SSS to align student sport with the mental health conversation. A revamped Healthy Body Healthy Mind programme has continued to grow since the relaunch in January, and it was recently announced that the funding will continue for the next three years. Additionally in June SSS signed the SAMH charter for physical activity and sport.

Mental Health is an extremely important area of work for SSS and we are proud to have contributed to the discussion.

🎥Watch the full webinar here👇

On 12 October,  BUCS are delivering a webinar on mental health and student sport in partnership with Student Minds, which you can sign up for here.