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By telling your stories and sharing tips and advice you can help show other students that they are not alone, recovery is possible and you can still succeed at university despite experiencing mental health difficulties. Together your experiences can change attitudes, reduce stigma and create positive change in mental health.

We share blogs that:
  • Are written by students or recent graduates 
  • Give tips on how to tackle different challenges at university
  • Talk about personal experiences of mental health difficulties at university
  • Review the latest news in mental health from a student perspective
  • Give advice on how to talk to friends - whether supporting a friend who's struggling, or opening up about your own difficulties
  • Are from a range of writers, we particularly encourage blogs from men, BAME and international students as they are underrepresented on our blog and across the mental health sector

Before submitting your blog please read our Blog Messaging guidelines and find out how to submit a winning blog post. Once you have written a blog please click the button below. If you want to share your story but you are not yet sure what to write about or have any further questions please check out our FAQs or email blog@studentminds.org.uk. Stay connected with all the latest blogging news and opportunities by signing up to our newsletter or by joining our student bloggers Facebook group.

Coronavirus Blogging Series:

With so many students currently isolated and worried due to coronavirus, the Student Minds Blog will be running a blogging series aimed at bringing the student community together online to share tips and strategies for looking after your mental health and wellbeing during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Join the Student Minds Blog in raising the student voice on the importance of looking after your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus. From managing anxieties to navigating practical difficulties, let’s use our voices to support each other. For this series, we will also be inviting vlogs of up to a minute to bring your stories to life. As with blog submissions, please read our messaging guidelines before submitting a vlog to blog@studentminds.org.uk

You may choose to write about, but are not limited to:
- Moving back home
- Health anxieties
- Financial worries
- Isolation
- Self-care
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Kindness 

With Mental Health Awareness Week running from 18-24 May 2020, the Student Minds Blog is inviting students and recent graduates to share their experiences, advice and reflections on this year’s theme of kindness

Kindness is the cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Research has shown that helping others can benefit their mental health and wellbeing, help to reduce mental health inequalities, and – alongside self-kindness - improve our own mental wellbeing, self-esteem and sense of belonging. Particularly during these challenging uncertain times, now is an opportunity to shine a light on the kindness that is already flowering at this time in the university community and to explore the kind of university and society we would like to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

You may choose to write about, but are not limited to:
- Kindness you have given or received to support better mental health wellbeing
- Practicing self-kindness
- Kindness and mental health inequalities
- How we can build a kinder university and society and the implications for our mental health

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