Teesside University students help us with our Christmas campaign!

Caption: L-R: James, Lucy, Kyle, Natalie
Caption: Thank you for supporting us on our first campaign!

A group of enterprising students from Teesside University are challenging the stigma attached to mental health issues.

Christmas in Mind’, launched by Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind have involved four Teesside university students to aid with filming and promoting the campaign.

The campaign is the first of its kind and aims to raise awareness of the mental health struggles people can face during the festive period and hopes to give a helping hand to those who feel lonely over Christmas.

Teesside University students: Kyle, James, Lucy and Natalie, have supported the campaign from the beginning and hopes that the videos they have created, will relate to people and help them with their difficulties.

The campaign kick started on Monday 12th December and will run every day counting down till Christmas Eve.

The aim is to encourage people to do acts of kindness for friends, neighbours or loved ones and get people thinking about the small things they can do. Taking time out to speak to people, especially if they are on their own and asking them if they are okay can go a long way to help someone have a happier Christmas.

Sports journalism student, Kyle Wilson, said: “We’re really pleased to be involved in the Christmas in Mind campaign as part of our assignment. We’ve really enjoyed it, and it’s been a great opportunity helping a local mental health charity.

‘We hope the video will help local people, even if it’s just one person”.

We would like to thank the students for supporting us with our first campaign and its great to get students involved as this campaign is for everyone! We have been releasing daily mental health stories, self-help guidance, opportunities and the video to support people who are struggling.

You can find the videos here or check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

There's only 3 days left of our #ChristmasinMind campaign but you can still join in by using the hashtag and see what individuals and organisations are pledging.

If you or someone you know is struggling or feeling lonely this Christmas, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind offer a range of services to suit individual needs from one-to-one therapy to workshops. One programme, Ageing Better Middlesbrough is working to reduce loneliness and isolation for people 50 and over.

There’s always someone on the end of the line at Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind on 01642 257020.

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