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Students’ Mental Health Day

This year’s students´ mental health day is on the 13th of April 2022.

The theme of this year’s campaign is compassion. Students’ Mental Health Day will be celebrated on Wednesday 13 April and there will be campaigning in social media around it for a week during 7 – 14 April 2022. The goal of the campaign is to provoke conversations about students’ mental health and to invite everyone to support the cause of mental well-being.

Students’ coping is currently in a state of emergency. The prolonged coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the coping and mental health of students. More than half of all students are experiencing psychological difficulties. The exceptional circumstances, the restrictions and distance learning have led to an unprecedented increase in the number of students who feel unwell. Many have been left completely alone without any support or the feeling that anyone cares about them.

The Students’ Mental Health Day campaign aims to increase students’ well-being and create sense of belonging through compassion. When we encounter each other with compassion, we can establish genuine contacts with one another. When we are more gentle to ourselves, we can strengthen our own well-being more easily. The campaign highlights the strength of compassion and encourages people to share their experiences through a social media challenge and organize their own compassion-related events and activities.

Read more about the theme of compassion. Tips for planning events and activities can be found here. When you know what you’re going to organize on Students’ Mental Health Day, let us know by using the accompanying form.

Working behind the scenes of the campaign is the Student Wellbeing Network (website in Finnish) coordinated by Nyyti.

#GoodEnough social media challenge

You are allowed to make mistakes, fail and be less than perfect. You are #GoodEnough just as you are. You are enough.  

Participate in the Students’ Mental Health Day campaign during 7–14 April 2022 by sharing your own image, video or story that demonstrates the imperfectness of your daily life. Tag your content with the hashtag #GoodEnough. Then tag your friends or different organizations and encourage them to do the same.   

By lowering the bar and abandoning the pursuit of perfection, we can increase compassion for ourselves and for others as well. Facing others and reducing your feelings of pressure is easier if you don’t have to pretend that you live in a perfect world. Together we are good enough at making a change! You are #GoodEnough.   

Join us – Mind matters!

#AivanHyvä #HeltBra #GoodEnough

#OpiskelijoidenMielenterveyspäivä

#Mielenterveys

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tommi Yläkangas
asiantuntija, vaikuttaminen

puh. 050 366 7786
tommi.ylakangas@nyyti.fi