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Talking about mental health


The need for honest conversations and the importance of role models talking about mental health is essential for wellbeing on and off campus and for society as a whole.

As part of our partnership with the British Olympic Association, we invited Team GB athlete and Olympic Bronze medal winner Kristian Thomas to campus. Sharing his insights on mental health with Hull University Union during his visit, he said: “It is about finding coping mechanisms and the right people to talk to, those people that know and support you through those tough times.”

In advance of World Mental Health Day, Kristian reflected on the need to look after your mental as well as physical health: “As an athlete you are seen to be in prime physical health but that doesn’t mean that your mental health will be in that state as well.

“It is important to understand that - and that they don’t necessarily come together.”


For those students who would like support with mental health, the University has a team of trained professionals who can help.

Whether you need help with the transition to University life, or want advice on beating exam stress, members of the wellbeing team are available for a chat or to put you in touch with those who can help you overcome the issues and problems you are facing.

Call 01482 46222, email or visit the first floor of Student Central (8.45-5.30pm). Outside of these hours, please visit the University website for guidance.



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