World Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

NMBU recognizes and observes World Mental Health Day 10 October, and this year's campaign is all about Good Mental Health during and after the pandemic.

Life during the pandemic has been challenging for lots of people. This event is all about paying attention and being present. Follow up (#følgopp). In cooperation with various participants and actors, an extensive program will be offered all through week 41. We encourage everyone to participate, meet new people, spend time together, be present and follow up.



Buddies are encouraged to contact their new students during this week, either invite them for dinner, for an event or a sosial gathering.

Please note that we are still working on the details for the program, and the website will be continuously updated.

Program Tuesday 5 October

  •  7-9 pm Mental Health is for Everyone! Rosehagen, Samfunnet
    Mental health is for everyone! That’s why, we are arranging a cozy discussion in Rosehagen around the fireplace to invite you to share your story about mental health. We will have with us students from NMBU, who will share their stories and encourage other volunteers to share their stories.  
    Organizer: Samfunnet i Ås/Studenttinget

Program Sunday 10 October

  • At 1 pm NMBU's Outdoor Recreation group invites you for a walk
    Physical and mental health are interrelated. It's not necessarily about extreme hikes, but often just about being in the nature with others. NMBU Outdoor Group (NMBU friluftsliv) invites everyone for a walk in the local area around Ås. Do join the group and learn more about hiking options in this area. Meet at 1 pm in Meierikrysset.
    Organizer: NMBU Outdoor Recreation Group.

  • At 2-5 pm Meet Mental Youth Health - Ås
    Every Sunday we meet at the Student Life Center for pizza, snacks, board games and a good time. Come join us and we’ll go together to the cinema in Ås (a Norwegian movie) afterwards. You will find the Student Life Center next door to the  Student Post Office.
    Organizer: Mental Youth Health – Ås

  • 6 pm Movie Nattebarn (In Norwegian)
    This new Norwegian movie will premiere on 24 October, however it will be shown in Ås Movie Theater in connection with the World Mental Health Day. The two young directors will be present at the Ås Movie Theater and participate in a discussion with the audience after the show.
    Organizer: Ås Municipality

Program Monday 11 October

  • 12-2 pm Open day at the Health Centre (HSFU), Rådhusplassen 12 in Ås
    The Health Centre observes World Mental Health Day at the Health Centre by inviting you for an Open Day with drop-in café, where staff are ready for a chat.
    Organizer: Ås Municipality/The Health Centre

  • 2-4 pm Bonfire with small snacks. In front of the Clock Building and SiT
    Informal meeting place around the bonfire for students and staff. On this day you can also meet the Prorector for Education and the Director for Academic Affairs.
    Organizer: NMBU/SiT

Program Tuesday 12 October

  •  2-4 pm Bonfire with small snacks. In front of the Clock Building and SiT
    Informal meeting place around the bonfire for students and staff. On this day you can also meet The Health Centre staff. Mental Health Youth will also be present
    Organizer: NMBU/SiT

  • 12-6 pm Open day at the Student Life Centre
    Does your dorm need some new art? We have painting equipment ready! Or maybe you are wondering what the Student Life Center is? Everyone is welcome for at chat and some refreshments. Here you can also meet some of the Student Mentors, who can inform you about their weekly low-threshold events for everyone to join. Come and join us for a joyful event! The Student Life Centre is next door the student post boxes.
    Organizer: SiÅs

Program Wednesday 13 October

  • 12-2 pm Faculty-related events
    Students are invited to faculty-related events during Democracy Hours.
    Organizer: each faculty, more information can be found in Canvas or on the faculty's website

  • 12-12:30 pm Pusterom-konsert (Have a short break) Library in the VET-building
    Flatlusa Spelemanslag will play a small consert.
    Organizer: THe University Library

  • 2-4 pm Bonfire with small snacks. In front of the Clock Building and SiT
    Informal meeting place around the bonfire for students and staff. This day you can also meet the student democracy leaders (AU). 
    Organizer: NMBU/SiT

  • 9 pm - 1 am Learn to data again! 

    Has Corona affected your love life? After a year without regular socializing, many have forgotten how to date. Join us and we’ll learn to date again together.
    Organizer: Samfunnet i Ås

Program Thursday 14 October

  • 12-2 pm Open day at the Health Centre (HSFU), Rådhusplassen 12 in Ås
    The Health Centre observes World Mental Health Day at the Health Centre by inviting you for an Open Day with a drop-in café where staff are ready for a chat.
    Organizer: Ås Municipality/The Health Centre

  • 10 am -8 pm Activity day at Eika Sports Centre

    Eika Sports Center invites students, members and non-members, to an activity day. We offer everything from meditation to an obstacle course. Come alone, bring a friend, neighbor or stranger and sign up for an activity with us. Maybe you should challenge yourself to do something you have not tried before? Information about activities and registration is coming.
    Organizer: SiÅs/Eika

  • 2-4 pm Bonfire with small snacks. In front of the Clock Building and SiT
    Informal meeting place around the bonfire for students and staff. This day you can also meet the student chaplain. 
    Organizer: NMBU/SiT

  • 3:15-4:15 Waffle Thursday at SiT
    Mental health is a stigma in very many contries. This day you can meet two international NMBU students who will share personal stories and how poor mental health is percieved in their home country. A psychologist from the Health Centre in Ås will also be present.  Waffels will be served after the talk.
    Organizer: NMBU/SiT/Ås Health Centre
  • 8-10:30 pm Weekly Quiz. Festsalen
    Take part in the weekly quiz! There's a prize for the winning team.
    Organizer: Samfunnet i Ås

Program Friday 15 October

  • 2-4 pm Bonfire with small snacks. In front of the Clock Building and SiT
    Informal meeting place around the bonfire for students and staff. 
    Organizer: NMBU/SiT

  • 2-6 pm In the afternoon Faculty-related events
    Students are invited for faculty-related events.
    Organizer: each faculty, more information can be found in Canvas or on the faculty's website.

  • 9-10 pm Panel Debate on Mental Health (event held in Norwegian). Festsalen, Samfunnet. 
    Followed by a party until 2 am 
    Organizer: Samfunnet i Ås

Program Saturday 16 October

  • 12 - 6 pm Bonfire evening
    Come an relax at Samfunnet or join the bonfire.
    Organizer: Samfunnet i Ås and SmakÅs

Program Sunday 17 October

  • 12-6 pm Movie Marathon (Norwegian movie). Samfunnet
    Samfunnet i Ås invites you to a movie marathon.
    Organizer: Samfunnet i Ås  
Published 15. September 2021 - 15:38 - Updated 8. October 2021 - 14:51