Health and Wellbeing Staff Notices

Mental Wellbeing Event

There will be a Mental Wellbeing event between 1pm and 5pm on Thursday 23rd October, which will include a Mental Wellbeing Fair and a screening of the Finding Mike documentary.

Six years ago Jonny Benjamin, having recently been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, went to Waterloo Bridge to take his own life; a stranger, who he nicknamed “Mike”, stopped him. At the beginning of this year Jonny launched a campaign to find “Mike”iand his search was included in a documentary to raise awareness about suicide, which was released in May 2014. It is deeply moving, but overall a story of hope.

Following the screening there will be a question and answer session with the film’s Executive Producer Richard Bentley, Producer Natasha Coleman and Director Sam Forsdike after which there will be a panel discussion on the University’s initiative to become a ‘Suicide Safer’ community.

The Mental Wellbeing Fair will be open 1:00pm -1:45pm in the Dance Studio (EEG100) and then again from 4.20pm until 5:00pm. The screening will take place at 1.45pm in the Yelland Lecture Theatre and EE1061.

To book your place at the screening please email ‘mike’ to

We very much hope that you will be able to join us for the afternoon and experience first-hand both Jonny’s story and contribute to the University discussions around the important area of Mental Wellbeing.

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