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Let's Talk: Mental Health

Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. On

Monday May 14th TEDxSurreyUniversity is bringing Let’s Talk: Mental Health to campus during Mental Health Awareness Week 2018.


We will be exploring a wide range of issues from perfectionism to active listening, how we are more than our mental illnesses and how we can help those around us.
Let's Talk and abolish the stigma.  


Jess spent 5 years of her life feeling like she needed to look like a fitness model to be happy. She tried every diet and studied a nutrition degree, but dieting threw her into an extreme binge/restrict cycle known as Binge Eating Disorder. She'll be joining us to tell the story of how she lost weight and isolated herself and why it's not worth it.

Katie Turney is a third-year Veterinary student, Students’ Union elected officer, and spoken word artist. She has been exploring her mental health and the challenges it poses, and will perform two spoken word pieces about the reality of anxiety and the path to self acceptance.

After graduating from The University of Nottingham with a Master's in mathematics, Tom chose to ignore his degree for a while and run a student support service called Nightline. A former volunteer himself, Tom now trains Surrey Students in active listening. On May 14th he'll be sharing some thoughts on how we can use our ears to help those around us.

Katie Scott is a First Year Nutrition & Food Science Student raising awareness of eating disorders through her own recovery experiences to spread a message of hope to those currently struggling. She believes that speaking out is the first step to fixing misconceptions, and the only way to move towards ALL sufferers feeling their issues are valid. 

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