Break the Cycle: supporting student mental health and wellbeing


This year, the Officers' team campaign is 'Break The Cycle'.


We will be looking at several issues which affect the mental health of students as well as the resources which are offered to support our students while they are studying at ARU.

When you're struggling, it can often feel like you're stuck in a downward spiral so, by starting these conversations, we are hoping to break the cycle.


Find out more:


Mental health support apps

You VP AHSS brings you some quick and easy apps to support your mental health

Break the Cycle: Access to mental health services at ARU

Other universities in the country have already started to make the first step at tackling mental health by using the Big White Wall as well as Slivercloud in conjunction with one another. These include, but are not limited to, University of Liverpool, Keele University, Queen Mary’s University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Kings College London, University of Aberdeen and The University of Greenwich. A progressive university such as ARU should be amongst these universities listed.

Be Mankind (Update Jan 2020)

As part of the wider 'Break-The-Cycle' campaign, VP HEMS Fraser Luther-Yarwood is running the 'Be Mankind' Project, focusing on men's mental health issues.


Student mental health is really important and we believe that students should have the tools and support to feel empowered and supported throughout their studies.



Advice Service: Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources


Are you worried about your upcoming assignments?

Is there something preventing you from achieving your best? Find out how the Advice Service can help.

Has something happened in your personal life?

The course of a student’s life never did run smooth… But no fear, because ARU Students’ Union are here to help you.

The Mind Map

This service allows you to search for Free Mental Health services based on your Post Code. They also have some really helpful tools and resources.

How you can manage exam/deadline stress in Chelmsford

Stress can make it hard to motivate yourself to revise or work on your assignments. Here’s how you can help manage it.

How to deal with exam/deadline stress

If you are getting worried over your upcoming deadlines and exams, here’s how you can deal with the stress.

How can your SU Advice Service support you as an International/EU student?

Your elected officer Mary Copsey has created an article alongside the SU advice team to create an article on all you need to know accessing support as an international and EU student.

How to deal with feeling nervous about moving out

It’s okay to feel some anxiety about moving out of your home into student accommodation. But here’s some tips on making it an easier process.

How you can manage exam/deadline stress in Cambridge

Stress can make it hard to motivate yourself to revise or work on your assignments. Here’s how you can help manage it.

What if I need an extension?

Are you feeling like you might need an extension? Read on to find out how ARU Students’ Union Advice Service can help.