BLSA Mental Health Awareness Fortnight Call for Submissions

It’s BLSA’s Mental Health Awareness Fortnight 1st-12th April. We plan to raise awareness of Mental Health problems and tackle the stigma of Mental illness among us. 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem every year in the UK with the figure among Healthcare professionals and Medical/Dental Students thought to be higher. BLSA Welfare are calling for stories from Students/alumni/staff about how they have coped with their Mental Health difficulties. These stories will be published anonymously on the BLSA Website. We hope that by sharing these stories, the conversation around Mental health problems will start, helping to diminish the stigma. If you would like to submit your story, please email it to with your course of study. Your Welfare Representative will acknowledge receipt of the email and delete the original message maintaining confidentiality, assuming that there is no worry that you are of immediate harm to yourself and/or others. We look forward to hearing from you