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MENtion it

Supporting male mental health at the University of Bath

MENtion it is a collaborative campaign between Student Support, Student Minds, The SU and the University to offer a range of support to men who are struggling with their mental health. Recognising that there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to mental health and wellbeing, we hope that every male student who is looking for support will find something that appeals to them.

When referring to men or male students, this includes any student who identifies as a man or male.

Talk Club

A student-led talking and listening club for men to improve mental fitness.


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Talk Club is a talking and listening club for men, helping to keep you mentally fit by giving you a secure and private space to share and support others. There are no therapists, and there’s no judgement – just regular men, in a private and safe space, listening and talking.

The Talk Clubs are facilitated by 2 male students.

Campaigns and Guest Speakers

Throughout the year we invite guest speakers to talk about issues affecting men.


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Check out our upcoming events to take part or alternatively if there is a subject you’d like to us to talk about, or that you want to talk about yourself drop us a line here groupsforwellbeing@bath.ac.uk

Our next event will be Movember

Mental Health Charities

Below are some charities offering mental health support


Samaritans are available day and night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help. You can call any time, for free, on 116 123.

The SU Advice & Support Centre is here to guide and support you with any problems you may have during your time at Bath. Their professional advisors offer confidential, independent and non- judgemental information, advice and support.

MIND provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Bath MIND work at the heart of the community in Bath & North East Somerset, offering mental health and wellbeing support with local, life-changing services for all.

CALM exists to reduce male suicide, and does this by “provoking conversation, running life-saving services, and bringing people together so they reject living miserably, get help when they need it and don’t die by suicide”.

Suicide Prevention

One in five people will experience suicidal thoughts at some point in their lifetime (MIND) and approximately 75% of all UK suicides are men.


Suicidal thoughts may range from wishing you weren’t here anymore or thinking others would be better off without you, to making plans to end your life. These thoughts can be scary, overwhelming, and feel hard to talk about – but you are not alone. Please don’t keep suicidal feelings to yourself.

Tell someone you trust – this could be a friend, family member, a professional you know or a support service. For support please see our Suicide awareness and prevention.

Student Support at Bath

Support is available to all students at Bath University.


If you are feeling lonely or isolated at University, check out our weekly Social Networking Group.

If you have, or think you might have a disability, our Disability Service are happy to talk over any questions you have or and can offer all kinds of support (even if you don’t know quite what you do need. Drop them a line and see what is available).

If you want to discuss any difficulties you are experiencing with your finances, please talk to Student Money Advice.

If you are looking for support following a bereavement, you can find loads of options on our website, regardless of when that bereavement happened Bereavement support at Bath.

If you identify as LGBTQ+ and are looking for support, you can find out what is available to you at the University and within the wider Bath community, including LGBTQ+ friendly counselling. Visit LGBTQ+ student support at Bath.

The University of Bath, in partnership with the Bristol charity Nilaari, offers free Culturally appropriate counselling from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic-led therapy service.

Our Be Well App provides you with the tools to start building healthy, positive habits into your life, and help you manage your wellbeing in easy, manageable steps.

Contact us

Contact our Wellbeing Team if something is bothering you or if you’d like to Book a wellbeing appointment. You can request to speak to a male or female member of staff if preferred.