Grad Bites: Let’s Talk About Mental Health (Part I)


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Based on his personal experience of depression, Matt explains why he believes students are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues. Matt talks about useful resources to turn to if you are feeling bad and how to help if you’re worried about someone.


Grad Bites: Let’s Talk About Mental Health (Part I)



Campaign Against Living Miserably

If you need help, or know someone who does:


Contact CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably):

Confidential, anonymous helpline: 0800 58 58 58

Online, including webchat service: the CALMzone

CALM offer information, support & solidarity to people of all ages who are down & need help. They cover a whole host of issues including anxiety, alcohol & drugs, depression, eating disorders, financial stress, suicide etc.

The charity is targeted at men, but they will help anyone calling within the UK – no one is turned away.


Contact Papyrus UK – Suicide Prevention Charity

Confidential help and support from trained professionals – for young people & anyone worried about a young person:


Call: 0800 068 41 41

Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm
Weekends & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm

SMS: 07786 209697



See more from Matt:


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


F.C. Not Alone logo

Matt’s depression meant he had to defer his university studies for a year.

Now fully recovered and back at uni, he turned a very negative experience into an extremely positive one, setting up the F.C. Not Alone campaign. Watch the video below for more info:

Grad Bites: F.C. Not Alone Campaign for Mental Health

Matt talks about the campaign he set up to raise money & awareness for mental health, & the charities it supports


Find out more about the support he received:

Grad Bites: Recovering from Depression – Matt’s Story

Matt talks about his illness & road to recovery, what he has learned & what helped him most


Grad Bites: Mental Health – Whose Responsibility?
How universities, Government & society could help tackle student mental health problems