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The annual Students’ Mental Health Day will be held on 13th of April, and there will be campaigning in social media around it for a week during 7 – 14 April 2022. This year’s campaign highlights the importance of compassion in coping and communality.

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 and organize their own compassion-related events and activities.

Participate in the campaign

The goal of the annual campaign is to provoke conversations about students’ mental health and to invite everyone to support the cause of mental well-being. Working behind the scenes of the campaign is the Student Wellbeing Network (website in Finnish: www.nyyti.fi/ophyverkosto/) coordinated by Nyyti.

The campaign is intended for everyone studying in universities, colleges and upper secondary education, professionals working with students, and all others interested in the theme. In other words, the campaign is for everyone!

We invite all to participate in the campaign and to work together in promoting the well-being of students. You can participate in the campaign by organizing compassion-themed events and activities for students during the campaign week 7–14 April, by participating in the campaign’s #GoodEnough social media challenge, by communicating about the theme of compassion on your own channels and by encouraging students to share their own content related to the campaign theme. Now is a good time to start planning your own campaign activities for April!

A wide range of content related to the campaign theme will be shared on the campaign page and on the social media of Nyyti. The campaign page has plenty of content, including information about the campaign theme and the social media challenge, tips for planning events and activities and a material bank. You can also report your campaign activities in advance through the campaign page. Be sure to bookmark the campaign page. We will be updating it actively along the way.

Join us – Mind matters!

More information about the campaign:

Annina Lindberg, Specialist / Nyyti ry, annina.lindberg@nyyti.fi 050 341 7473

#AivanHyvä #HeltBra #GoodEnough

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