As a part of its mental health awareness and education strategy, we engage Punjabi & Sikh societies at British universities. This work involves informing students about the topic of mental health, mental illness, the various challenges students may face at university & support available.

Importantly, the outcomes of this event involve the distribution of a mental health support card, listing crisis helplines, internal services specific to the university, and external services run by Punjabi professionals.

These workshops are structured from 3 perspectives: mental health and faith; mental health professional; and lived experience of mental ill-health.

To facilitate these workshops, we have collaborated with organisations and professionals, including Basics of Sikhi and Sikh Your Mind.

To-date, we have delivered talks at Keele University, University of Birmingham, Oxford University, University of Bristol, and De Montfort University.

Below, you can see images from our talks, including an example of the mental well-being support card we develop for students to take away.