World Mental Health Day 2021


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Observed on 10th October every year, World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues, challenge and remove the stigma and barriers associated with mental health around the world, and mobilise efforts in support of mental health.

Mental health is everyone’s business. Mental health conditions can have a substantial effect on all areas of life, such as school or work performance, relationships with family and friends and ability to participate in the community.

Some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ and it’s just as important as good physical health. When we feel mentally well, we can work productively, enjoy our free time, and contribute actively to our communities.

World Mental Health Day is about more than advocacy though. It also provides an opportunity to empower people to look after their own mental health and provide support to others.

Free and confidential counselling services are available to all Hull College students who need to talk about mental health, stress or any other issues affecting their emotional wellbeing.

We offer counselling and well-being support to all of our students whatever your background or situation, whether you are on a full-time, part-time or apprenticeship programme.

Our Counselling Service currently supports students by offering online and phone counselling, as well as face-to-face support.

If you are a student at Hull College and would like to contact our Counselling Service, please email or text 07860023367 and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Other Support Services

Mind Hull and East Yorkshire
Founded in 1976, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has been supporting people with mental health problems across Hull and East Yorkshire for over four decades. Can’t sleep? Mind is for you. Feeling down? Mind is for you. Everything getting too much? Mind is for you.

Facebook: Hull and East Yorkshire Mind
Twitter: @MindHEY

The Samaritans offer a safe place to talk, anytime you like, in your own way. Call 116123 or email jo@

Facebook: SamaritansCharity
Twitter: @HullSamaritans

Young Minds
Information on emotional wellbeing and mental health for young people and parents. It has an online chat function and also has a parents helpline 0800 8025544. Visit for more information.

Facebook: YoungMindsUK
Twitter: @YoungMindsUK

Kooth is a free, anonymous and safe counselling and support service available to all young people ages 11-25 years across East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and Hull. Fully trained and qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners are available until 10pm each night, 365 days a year.

Facebook: KoothUK
Twitter: @kooth_plc

Informative animations on YouTube to support you with anxiety, troubling thoughts and stress. They also have an app supporting you to use mindfulness techniques.

Facebook: Headspace
Twitter: @Headspace

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. They provide confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK. Call 0800 068 4141.

Twitter: @PAPYRUS_tweets

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