World Wellbeing Week 2021

From today (21st June 2021), ‘World Wellbeing Week’ will take place until the end of June aiming to highlight the importance of mental and physical wellbeing. Wellbeing can be interpreted differently depending on the individual however generally speaking ‘wellbeing’ is defined as a satisfactory condition of excellence or the state of being happy, healthy and…

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University Mental Health Day 2021

What is ‘UMHD’? Why is it important? University Mental Health Day is an annual event run by ‘Student Minds’ Charity & ‘University Mental Health Advisors Network’ (UMHAN) held on the first Thursday of March. This year ‘UMHD’ is taking place on Thursday 4th March 2021. UMHD is aimed at uniting the University community, both students…

Online Safeguarding Challenges – ‘Sexting’

Sexting – Has it increased during lockdown and what does research tell us? According to Wikipedia Sexting is…..”sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs, or videos, … or sending a text possibly with images”. To be clear this is an adult description. Talk to young people and they have a number of names for…

Safer Internet Day 2021

Tweet #AnInternetWeTrust Facts and Figures An Internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world Headlines from the National Crime Agency. Cyber criminals seek to exploit human or security vulnerabilities in order to steal passwords, data or money directly. The most common cyber threats include: Hacking – including of social media and email passwords Phishing…