Minds Matters Month

As it is Minds Matters Month, DUSA The Union have set up a series of virtual events to help students destress and improve their mental health. For instance, they will hold their first ever virtual pet therapy day, to meet the animals behind the screens and chat all things animals. As well as a virtual…

Well Together Week

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and the new stresses of everyday life, our mental health may have been affected as result. Consequently, the University have set up a series of Well Together events taking place over the span of a week to try and bring us together and take time off from studying with the…

#WellTogether: OpSoc perform ‘You Will Be Found’ from the musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

For the finale of #WellTogether week, we would like to share with you this incredibly moving rendition of ‘You Will Be Found’ from the musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ which was created by OpSoc for #WellTogether Week on the #DundeeUniCulture blog. For OpSoc members, continuing to perform and enjoy musical theatre is a way that we…

#WellTogether: University of Dundee Archives and Mental Health Part 3

For her third and final film for #WellTogether Week, University Archivist Caroline Brown shows us another project of the University Archives which relates to the NHS Tayside collection – in particular the Strathmartine Hospital. The project was funded by Heritage Lottery and was in partnership with Social Work at University of Dundee, the Thera Trust…

#WellTogether: How to Plant Potatoes in Bags: A Tutorial from the Botanic Gardens

Gardening can be a great way to look after both our physical and mental wellbeing, but not everyone is lucky enough to have their own garden during this period of lockdown. That’s why we love this tutorial from Clare Reaney from the Botanic Gardens for #WellTogether week, which demonstrates how you can still get your…

#WellTogether: Art at the Start

The Art at the Start project is a collaboration between art psychotherapist Vicky Armstrong and experimental psychologist Dr Josephine Ross. We are interested in the impact participation in art can have upon the social well-being of young children and how shared art experiences may help to build strong attachment relationships: What happens when young children…

#WellTogether: A Long Distance String Ensemble Performance by Members of the Dundee University Orchestra

Members of the Dundee University Orchestra 2019-2020 have managed to put a long distance string ensemble performance of the first movement of Vivaldi’s String Concerto in C RV 110, Thanks to Erin, Emily (x2), Jay, MoragAnne, Emma, Rebecca and Judith. And thanks again to Rebecca who has taken time out of studying for her exams to…

#WellTogether: University of Dundee Archives and Mental Health Part 2 (Video)

For #WellTogether Week, University Archivist Caroline Brown has created some short talks which explore how archives relate to mental well-being. Today we share the second of her short talks, in which we she discusses how mental health records in the archives are used, and the difference they can make to people’s lives. As you will…