During exams and assignment deadlines students have been feeling the pressure so to help them de-stress, Bolton Students’ Union organised and hosted Mind Your Mate Week.
With events spread across three days, students were encouraged to take care of themselves and their friends’ mental health, to lower their stress levels through a range of activities aimed at relieving some of the pre-exam pressure.
During Mind your Mate Week, Bolton SU hosted a meditation workshop, offered drumming sessions with African Community Association Bolton (ACAB), spoke with students about healthy relationships and on Thursday 12 May held their main day of events. The day included a de-stress fair with stalls from organizations such as BiDAS, Sanctuary and mhIST offering advice to students, relaxing hand and Indian head massage, homemade mocktails, a fun photo booth and the highlight of the event – a visit from Smithills Open Farm where students gathered outside chancellors building to de-stress with some animal therapy in the sun.
Students were also offered free packs which included motivational messages in notebooks, stress balls, fresh fruit donated by Bolton Market and even more materials to help them relax as well as providing them with information on where to seek support on health issues.
The SU say the Mind Your Mate event was an amazing success with students expressing how relaxing and uplifting they found Thursday’s activities, with 222 adding a YES token in our question box asking if the event helped them to de-stress. Students shared their photos and excitement about the event online, Theatre student Cara, shared her thoughts via Facebook ‘Thank you to the Bolton SU for organising Mind Your Mate Week! Perfect cure for assignment stress!’
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