10 October is the World Day of Mental Health!
This day is celebrated worldwide each year. The theme for this year's World Day is "Something to enjoy."
In collaboration with the Student Parliament, the Student Society and the local Ås community, NMBU will celebrate with a mental health initiative. The initiative is aimed both at students and employees, and will run from 18 September to 15 October.
What are you looking forward to right now? Are you looking forward to something? There can be great joys, little pleasures, a tiny touch of happiness or just a hope. It can also be the joy you get from bringing others happiness!
Join the initiative! Take a picture of something that makes you happy and add it to Instagram, using #mingledeNMBU. The images may be used on our webpages. Some may prefer to share some words about what you look forward to! Mailboxes will be set up outside the Student Information Center (SiT) in the Clock Building (Ur), in the canteen at Sørhellinga and in the canteen at Adamstuen. At these locations you will find pen and paper to write down what you're looking forward to and “post it” in the mailbox. The note may be anonymous and can be used in conjunction with the World Day celebration.
The initiative ends with a talk by Adil Khan Tuesday 17 October 19.00 in Festsalen, Samfunnet. Adil is a multi-talented artist, winner of “Dansefeber”, a Norwegian talent show, and former judge of “Norske Talenter”, another television show. Adil grew up in the west part of Oslo with foreign parents who wanted him to succeed in Norwegian society. The talk is about adversity, belonging, coping, courage and love. Adil tells about the importance of belonging and vulnerability to mental health. The talk will be held in Norwegian.
NMBU collaborates with Ås municipality in connection with the celebration, and the municipality's activities are open to all. See more about the municipality's program and lecture program here (information only in Norwegian).