Let’s be more aware!
Who are we?
Headucate is one of the most active, multi-award-winning, exciting student societies at the University of East Anglia. ?
Our overriding aim is to tackle mental health stigma and help end discrimination by running small workshops in schools in the East Anglia area with children and teenagers to tackle common misconceptions about mental health issues. We do this as currently there is no mental health teaching in schools, and it is thought that about 50% of lifelong mental illnesses are already established by age 14.
What do we do?
- We provide our members with all the training they need to run our school workshops
- We also hold many socials, a great way to meet people courses, including movie nights, pizza socials, and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic ones!
- We hold evening talks throughout the year with top-class speakers on issues surrounding mental health, psychiatry, and psychology
- We organise plenty of fundraisers for worthy causes that members can get involved in, and general campaigns to raise awareness about mental health
- We conduct research for members to get involved with posters to present at conferences and publications
Committee 2023 - 2024:
President – Tiya Bali (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice-President – Emily Liu (email@example.com)
Treasurer – Charlotte Spells (C.Spells@uea.ac.uk)
Equality and Diversity officer – Charli Ariyanukitja (C.Ariyanukitja@uea.ac.uk)
Welfare officer – Kayley Baker (Kayley.Baker@uea.ac.uk)
Workshop leads – Summer Lam and Cherrine Hui (Summer-Jingwen.Lam@uea.ac.uk)
Health and Safety Officer – Amy McGregor (A.Mcgregor@uea.ac.uk)
Male mental health officer – Aaron White (Aaron.A.White@uea.ac.uk)
Are you a school teacher?
We offer a workshop that is the length of a normal lesson, that has been approved by healthcare professionals and is run by fully trained students who have received child protection training.
The workshop (now also available virtually and live!) contains interactive activities and covers topics such as:
• Myths surrounding mental illness
• How mental health is a spectrum
• The basics of mental illnesses and their symptoms
• Talking to someone with a mental health problem
• Where to go to get help and information
Email us to find out more about the workshop we offer to schools. If you would like to make a potential booking then contact the Schools Outreach Teach via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a student from a different university?
Headucate is based at the University of East Anglia but we have set up branches now at other UK universities including Birmingham, UCL, Nottingham and Cambridge. If you are interested in setting up a branch of Headucate at your university please contact Headucate UK (charity no.: 1197217) at email@example.com, or @HeaducateUK on any social media platform for support!