“Wellbeing is attained by little and little, and nevertheless is no little thing itself” – Zeno of Citium
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and say hello! We are Mind Health For Medical Students (Charity Registration number: 1196846), a new, ambitious, well-being charity. We are the first well-being charity specifically aimed at Medical Students and our ethos is to empower, equip and support medical students across the UK to proactively improve their mental health and wellbeing.
This academic year we aim to provide several products and services including in-person education and virtual wellbeing talks and workshops, online campaigns sharing stories form medical students and doctors with personal tips and advice, national research to evaluate ways to better support medical students and are in the process of organising a national conference.
We are currently drafting online wellbeing guides that will be accessible to all to download and read on issues that as a team we have found affect many students’ mental health. We would like to keep in touch with you to allow you to make these available to distribute to students in your cohort when available! We are also planning to run well-being talks for first and second years, particularly over freshers’ weeks and the first term of university, using a case-based approach to discuss common issues medical students face around well-being and signposting sources of support. We’ll be providing slides and support to help medical students run these helpful sessions for their peers. If you’d be interested in learning more or running a talk together with your Medsoc this year, please just let us know and get in touch with us!
As a new charity, we are looking at opportunities to fundraise throughout the year to help us deliver in person events and print physical resources for students, as well as maintaining our website and support our future conference. We would therefore love any opportunity to collaborate with you on fundraising events. We understand that many Medsoc’s have a nominated “charity of the year” and we would love to be of consideration as the UK’s first medical student wellbeing focused charity!
For more information about us please visit our website or Linkedin page and follow us on Instagram @mindhealthuk.