Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. 

As part of Students for Trees, we will be offering small grants to our Tree Charter Branches to encourage students to enjoy the outdoors during this week. There is a lot of research highlighting that time spent in nature can reduce mental and physical health risks. Natural England's report on the link between natural environments and mental health says that time spent in nature can help to alleviate stress and depression, improve our mood and help our minds restore. As this week falls into many institutions exam period, we want to support you to run events encouraging students to take a break and enjoy time in nature. 

Steps for funding

  1. Become a Tree Charter Branch - we are only able to fund societies, students' unions and universities who have registered to become a Tree Charter Branch. You can register here and see who else is part of the network here
  2. Email us with your idea - email studentsfortrees@nus.org.uk with your event idea 

 

FAQs

Funding amounts - we will issue funding on a first come first serve basis. We are only able to fund a maximum of £100 per institution or society. 

Recieving funding - can either be sent via purchase order OR we can purchase items for you and send these items to you for your event. 

Tree Charter - you must display the Tree Charter logo on your materials to show that you have been supported by the Tree Charter. 

Watch our video below for more information on our funding guidelines