What’s On In Week Three?

Monday the 11th marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, which was started in 2000 to help raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues

OSDC is running several events this week in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week and it would be wonderful to see you there – we’re super excited about it, and we hope you are too!


On Tuesday we have a special edition of Art For the Heart, OSDC‘s mental health themed art group, run by our brilliant Mental Health Officer Jessie See. The theme for this week’s session is “Names and Labels” –  from our birth other people choose names and labels for us, and when we are wrongly described with a stamp that is not our own we can lose confidence in who we are. In the session we will be exploring together the extent to which labels shape our identity and map out our future.

All materials, including paint, feathers and industrial quantities of glitter, are provided. Absolutely everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be ‘good’ or ‘experienced’ at art to come.

Come and join us at 5:30pm until 7pm at the OUSU Offices, this Tuesday! The OUSU offices are wheelchair accessible and information on how to get there can be found here.
On Saturday we are hosting a marathon screening of the award winning 90s series ‘Takin’ Over the Asylum’.
The drama is about a hospital radio station in a Glasgow psychiatric hospital, and follows Campbell, played by a young ♡David Tennant♡, who works on the station and has Bipolar Disorder. We are given insight into a range of mental health conditions, including OCD, Schizophrenia and Depression, which won the series the Royal Television Society ‘Mental Health in the Media Award’ in 1995.

Drinks and snacks will be provided (let us know if you have any preferences or dietary requirements) and members of the OSDC Mental Health Sub-Committee will be present and available to chat to throughout the afternoon and evening.

The episodes will be shown between 3pm and 9pm in The Memorial Room in Worcester College, and anyone is welcome to come and go as they choose! Information on how to find Worcester can be found here, and the porters should be able to point you in the right direction.

Each episode is 50 minutes long and there will be breaks in between each one. The room is wheelchair accessible and the DVD is subtitled.


If you have any queries about accessibility or anything else, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! You can get hold of us either by commenting on the facebook pages for the events  (Art For the Heart  & ‘Takin’ Over the Asylum’ ) or by sending an email to myself at samantha.pugh@pmb.ox.ac.uk or Jessie See at jessica.see@worc.ox.ac.uk

I hope you all have a fantastic third week, and hopefully we’ll see you soon!

Sam – Vice President












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