Visiting Nottingham Trent University the Princess met with both students and colleagues to learn how NTU and The University of Nottingham work together to share best practice on issues such as mental wellbeing as part of the ‘Universities for Nottingham’ approach to positive collaboration.
Her Royal Highness, The Princess of Wales visited Nottingham on 11th October 2023 as part of a series of engagements across the country to mark World Mental Health Day.
During the visit Her Royal Highness was introduced to UoN’s peer-to-peer mentoring scheme, took part in a Welcome Workshop’s ‘step in circle’ and learnt more about how students are supported using the data held in the engagement dashboard. The Princess of Wales spoke to Professor Katherine Linehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Jessica Nuttall, Union Development Officer at University of Nottingham’s Students’ Union regarding how the university is supporting students with their mental health.
It was so good seeing the importance of looking after your mental health being asked for from such a significant place and figure, and highlighting how important it is for students
Jessica Nuttall, Union Development Officer
Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the importance of providing young people with the support needed to identify and manage their emotions and mental wellbeing.
Simply talking about our mental health is just not enough.
Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales
During her visit the Princess also got a chance to meet students from NTU’s extra-curricular societies and their mental health champions, reflecting the importance of taking time for activities that support mental wellbeing and highlighting the variety of extra-curricular societies available to students.