Literatures, Languages & Cultures

Mental Health and Wellbeing Week 2018

Each year, the University partners with its Students' Association and Sports Union to place a collective focus on mental health and wellbeing.

Of the fantastic range of events and activities on offer, we've selected two that may be of particular interest to students of literatures, languages and cultures.

Screening the Inner World: Mental Health and Emotion in Film and Television

Wednesday 14th November 2018, 5:45-7.30pm

Screening Room (G.04), 50 George Square

Comprising a series of screenings and a panel discussion, this session will form the third and final part of a day-long event on 'Facts and Fallacies - Cultural Representations of Mental Health', a collaboration between various Schools and Support Services across the University to open up an honest discussion on mental health in a safe environment.

Chaired by our own Dr David Sorfa (Film Studies), four invited panellists and the audience will watch clips from around 25 films and television programmes - from 1920's ‘Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ to ‘Killing Eve’ (2018) - and reflect on representations of mental health and illness.

The event is free but booking in advance is advised.

Find out more on the Students' Association website

Studying Abroad and Mental Health

Thursday 15th November 2018, 6-8pm

Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square

Join our current and former School Undergraduate Representatives (UG Reps), Leah Duncan-Karrim and Georgie Harris (Students' Association's Vice President Community), for an interactive workshop exploring students' experiences of mental health while studying abroad.

The session is designed to provide students who've already been abroad with an opportunity to share their experiences with those in earlier years, and discuss how the University could best support people who struggle while away from Edinburgh.

Participants will also have the opportunity to write a supportive postcard to a student who is currently studying abroad.

The event is free and you don't need to book; just drop in.

Find out more on the Students' Association website

Related links

Read our interview with Leah Duncan-Karrim on her priorities for the role of UG Rep

Read our interview with Georgie Harris on mental health while studying abroad


Mental Health and Wellbeing Week 2018

A week-long series of wellbeing events, including a student-led, drop-in workshop on Studying Abroad and Mental Health.

50 George Square