What is BreatheUni?

BreatheUni is a safe space for students. Run by students, for students, it’s the perfect starting point for anyone looking for support and learning about mental health and wellbeing, personal development and equality, diversity and inclusion.

BreatheUni provides a non-judgemental environment in which to discuss, share and learn with peers who are Mental Health First Aiders and are well trained to signpost relevant information and resources.

Whether you’d just like to join our conversations, or if you’re interested in becoming a Champion of BreatheUni and would like access to a range of volunteering opportunities, everyone is welcome.

To find out how you can get involved, contact jeremy.lyons@breatheuni.org.

Three pillars

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Understanding anxiety, stress, self-image, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, bereavement & loss, depression and burnout, and how to identify these in yourself and others. How and where to access help and what to do in a crisis.

This pillar is supported by Shawmind.

Personal Development

Transitioning from school to university, integrating socially, setting goals, personal coaching and gaining transferable personal skills such as leadership, mentoring, resilience and mindfulness.

This pillar is supported by Masteri Academy.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Understanding equality, diversity and inclusion, climate change, tolerance, acceptance of others’ points of view even if they oppose your views, and how to effectively build support.

This pillar is supported by Tirah.