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Program 2022

Learn more about mental health in academia and how to positively impact your wellbeing!

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October 5th

online on Zoom | 7pm

More than Laughter


Have you ever wondered how important the role of humour in our daily lives actually is? Join this talk and rediscover your own humour!

October 10th

Alumni Pavillon ETH | MM C 78.1 | 12-4pm

A Mental Health Pavillon


Come by the Alumni Pavillon and get your free piece of cake, talk about mental health in a relaxing atmosphere or let your creativity run wild with mandalas and origamis!

October 27th

ETH Zurich | HG D 5.2 | 7pm

Mental Health & Menstruation


Periods – over 25% of the population experience it every month, yet we hardly ever talk about it. Let's break that bloody taboo.

October 28th

University of Zurich | KOL-G-217 | 4.30pm

How Much Is Too Much?


A talk on the epidemiology of substance use in Switzerland and its long and short term effects on our bodies.

Activities by Other Organizations


This October also other organizations are planning mental health related events.

50 Years of PBS

This year we celebrate 50 years PBS - the psychological counselling service of ETH and UZH!
Over the course of 2 days a slew of enticing events under the motto "Let's talk about..." awaits you. Head over to the official anniversary website for more information.

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Mental Health Awareness Week by Mindful[L]

Join Mindful[L]'s Mental Health Awareness Week at the University of Zurich on October 10th - 14th and learn about conspiracy theories, stress management, eco-anxiety and many more interesting topics! Head over to the official website for more information.

About Mental Health Month


Mental health struggles are a common problem, the impact of which can often result in personal, social or economic liabilities. Young adults are particularly at risk, as 75% of mental illnesses first occur before the age of 25. The lack of knowledge and the dominant stigma surrounding mental health, prevent those affected from receiving adequate help.

Mental Health Month is MeWell’s annual capstone event, built around World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October. Our goal is to break the stigma around mental health and to enable and open up the discussions surrounding it.
Students, staff and faculty have a month-long opportunity to immerse themselves into important and diverse mental health topics, receive topical information form professionals and researchers, discuss ideas to deepen their understanding with like-minded peers as well as build communities of support and understanding.

By organizing this month of events, we further support our mission of proactively preventing mental health problems. We hope to bring more attention to the importance of mental health in academic surroundings and create an environment in which people value their mental state and where talking openly about mental health struggles is the norm rather than the exception.

Sponsors

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With a contribution of 3345CHF