Art and Mental Health

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UCO is taking the month of May to widely promote its all-year-round mental health and wellbeing commitment to students and staff. The university college is encouraging everyone to share their tips about coping with stresses and strains and keeping their mental well-being going. 

Digital Marketing Officer Stuart Smith, when not at the UCO spends time on his art practice. Stuart in the video talks about how art helps him manage his mental health and gives him an 'oasis' to escape to. In particular, Stuart has found his art to be of great help in dealing with the difficult times of COVID-19. He would encourage anyone to consider art as a means to help with the stresses of life. You can catch up with Stuart's art here

To share your tips on mental health wellbeing with the UCO please us #ucomh21.




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