Mental Health and Wellbeing Week is a Students’ Association, Sports Union and University-led initiative to raise awareness and reduce the stigma given to mental health. This year, it runs from 12-16 November.

We chatted to CMVM staff and students about the importance of good mental health and top tips for taking care of yourself.

Watch their stories below.

Medical student Sam Bresland on overcoming the mental health challenges in his life.

Medical student Jennifer Pewsey on living and studying with borderline personality disorder.

Post-doctoral researcher Lara Campana talks about overcoming an eating disorder.

Kelly Douglas, postgraduate administrator with the Centre for Regenerative Medicine, on the importance of maintaining good mental health.

Clinical Skills facilitator Lorraine Close on how to deal with the stresses of everyday life.