BLG Mind helps students brush up on their mental health

The BLG Mind team was on-hand to help Greenwich University students brush up on their art skills as well as their mental wellbeing recently.

The students unleashed their creativity at a Brush Therapy event at the university. BLG Mind staff members helped facilitate the evening and talked to the students about mental health.

BLG Mind’s Deepanshi Gulati discusses the benefits of art therapy

Senior Peer Support Worker Deepanshi Gulati spoke about the benefits of art therapy for mental wellbeing, while Peer Support Manager Charlotte Thomson gave an overview of the mental health support BLG Mind provides in Greenwich. BLG Mind staff also handed out tote bags and information to the students.

BLG Mind staff at the Greenwich University event

In-between the talks, around 25 attendees had the opportunity to turn blank canvases into works of art (pictured below).

Charlotte said: “It was a lovely event. The attendees had fun completing artwork. The atmosphere felt really relaxed, and some beautiful pieces were produced.

“We had a few referrals into our service, and are excited to see how we can support the students going forward, particularly through our new Young Adults group.”

The event raised a fantastic £750 for our services.

BLG Mind has a well established relationship with Greenwich University. From September 2019 to August 2021 we delivered the Mentally Healthy Universities project, which supported the mental health of staff and students at the establishment.

More recently, we handed out postcards (pictured right) across the campus listing various local mental health support services, as well as a QR link to information about student mental health on the national Mind website.

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BLG Mind’s mental health support in Greenwich.

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