Grad Bites: Mental Health – Whose Responsibility?

Matt is a student at Bath University, who deferred his studies for a year following a bout of depression. Before returning in September, he has spent the past few months setting up the F.C. Not Alone campaign, raising over £10,000 for mental health charities, and encouraging people to talk about the issues.


In this video

Based on his experience, Matt explains why he believes students struggle with mental health problems. And what universities, Government and society could do to help tackle this growing epidemic amongst young people.




See more from Matt

Grad Bites: F.C.Not Alone Campaign for Mental Health
Matt talks about his campaign, which has raised over £10,000 & the charities it supports.


Grad Bites: Recovering from Depression – Matt’s Story
Matt discusses his illness & recovery, including the coping mechanisms & resources that have helped him most.


Grad Bites: Let’s Talk about Mental Health (Part I)
Why students are vulnerable to mental health issues, useful resources, and how to help if you are worried about someone 


Grad Bites: Let’s Talk about Mental Health (Part II)
Matt recommends coping mechanisms that helped his recovery, & he now uses as effective outlets for dealing with stress & maintaining emotional wellbeing


Further Resources

Compassion Focused Therapy – Meditation based courses


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