An unprecedented type of support for students suffering from things like depression and low mood has now received crucial funding.

student mindsThe Positive Minds course is an innovative project that involves students in peer-to-peer support for students with mild depression. It has been developed by people at Students Against Depression and run by Student Minds.

Positive Minds hopes to support people experiencing low mood. It aims to build better support networks for students and help them learn they are not alone. The course is designed to teach students the skills they need to prevent and cope with low mood.

The six week course will take you step by step through managing stress, network building and positive activities to help maintain a positive mood.

Our very own Co-Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dyer meets with Student Minds

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Unlike Steps 2 Wellbeing, this course is exclusively for students and is guided self-help. There is no waiting list and the course is very flexible.

Student Minds is recruiting facilitators to help run this project next year – you can apply here but be quick because applications close Friday 27th March and training takes place a month later.

If you’re interested in Student Minds, you can ‘like’ their page on and follow them on and Instagram (on).

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