FXU Mental Health Help

Mental Health Week

This week of events was established to tackle the stigma, provide support and raise awareness of your own and others’ mental health. We’ve got a wide range of activities lined up for the week of 1st February, including free film showings, coastal walks and drop in sessions with your FXU Community and Welfare President - Alexa Webster.


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Timetable of events

Students and staff are welcome to all the events. Just turn up on the day unless stated otherwise. Many events are free apart from the those with a star:

* £5.50 for non members. Please book your place in advance via The Fitness Centre, Penryn Campus 01326 370770.


Mental Health Week 2016


Throughout the week there will be colouring pages and felt tips available in the compass. Why not take fifteen minutes off your feet and colour one in before pinning it to the board, with a chance to win VIP Space Party Tickets!


Mind Your Head - FXU Mental Health Booklet


Hello, and welcome to Mind Your Head!

This booklet has been made for you the students, to help you through times when you are feeling particularly stressed or anxious. We also hope this helps you understand mental health more, from living with anxiety and depression to how to help a friend.

You will find advice, tips, and suggestions on different self-care techniques within this booklet. From the top ten ways to feel more optimistic to how to make a colour lamp simply with a glass of water; there are a lot of small things you can do to make a big difference in your life.

Self-care is incredibly important and there is a lot you can do for yourself, but there are also many services available to you. Within this booklet you’ll find out information about all the services that are there for you, from Student Support Services to the FXU Stress Free App.

Everyone is different, and everyone’s mental health is different, but within this booklet you will find there is something to help everyone. This is not a cure, but what it can be is a support for you when you need it most.

For more information and advice on help that is there for you please feel free to contact me on Alexa.Webster@fxu.org.uk – myself and the FXU are here for you, always.

Lots of love,


Your FXU President Community & Welfare


Be Stress Free… For Free!


Intro to the Be Stress Free App from FXU on Vimeo.


We realise that sometimes student life is not all plain sailing and fun. Sometimes it can get really stressful. Whether you are juggling revision with trying to earn money, making friendships work or just coping with the pressure of everyday life, learning how to deal with stress is a vital lifeskill.

This is why we have teamed up with the experts at Health eLiving Partnership (HeLP). They have created a fantastic app that helps you learn to cope with stress and stressful circumstances. The apps are really simple, just a series of games that you can play anywhere on your phone, tablet, or online. Based on decades of proven research, the therapies the app provides really do help!

The FXU partnership with HeLP means that students from Falmouth University and the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus can download and use the app for free, to get started follow these simple steps below:

For Apple iOS devices go to: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/be-stress-free/id1048928580?mt=8

For Android devices go to: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.help.stressfree

Alternative to play on line go to: www.feelstressfree.com

Once you have downloaded the app you will need to sign using your falmouth.ac.uk or exeter.ac.uk account details. Set up a password and validate your email address by clicking on the email you’ll receive. Then you are ready to go.


Click here to find out more about our Be Stress Free App.


Any Questions?

If you have any questions or would like any further info about the week or mental health in general, please contact Alexa Webster: alexa.webster@fxu.org.uk tel: 01326 255861 or pop into the FXU Office.