Join the 2012/13 Healthy Body Healthy Mind Awards and be a winner
NUS Scotland and Scottish Student Sport are delighted to launch the third year of Healthy Body Healthy Mind Awards. These awards are designed to recognise institutions who actively promote sport and exercise as a means of maintaining good mental wellbeing.
Taking part in this awards scheme will help your institution develop how sport and exercise makes link to mental wellbeing in simple and positive areas which will have great benefits for both students and the institution as a whole.
Healthy Body Healthy Mind Awards work will be getting into full swing in September and will continue right through the academic year until May.
Participating in the Healthy Body Healthy Mind Awards will see your institution undertaking work in four areas:
1. Making the award known
The Awards will be made known to staff and students athte institution to create, interest and buy-in across the areas of your work.
2. Making the issue known
The Healthy Body Healthy Mind Award is all about making real changes to students' lives on your campus. Making common mental health issues and simple strategies for coping with them known to students will help them look after their own mental wellbeing and help fight the negative stigma associated with mental ill health.
3. Practical changes on your campus
Working on the Healthy Body Healthy Mind Awards will create practical changes on your campus, improving the opportunities for your students to engage in informal sport and exercise and making clear the link between exercise and mental wellbeing.
At the end of year, we will ask you to submit an evaluation of your Healthy Body Healthy Mind Award work. This will not only allow the judging panel to determine which star rating to award your institution receives, but it will also give you the opportunity to reflect on your work consistently throughout the year, measuring its success and impact and identifying ways of improving.
If you want to get your institution involved, write us a short supporting statement outlining why you want to be involved and what you would like to achieve from taking part.
This statement should be signed by your student association's president, your sports' union president (if applicable) and a lead staff member. Make sure to include the contact details of these key contacts.
This should be emailed to email@example.com by the 4th September.
For further information please contact Katie at NUS Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenni at SSS at email@example.com.