Mindapples for universities

    Promoting mental health and wellbeing for students

Mindapples has been working with UK universities for more than a decade. We’ve helped student wellbeing teams, welfare officers and university counselling services promote positive messages to students about looking after our minds, and helped destigmatise student mental health.

From leaving home to dealing with exam pressures, university can be a stressful time. Looking after your mind as a student can help you feel healthier and do better academically. Mindapples has worked with over 100 universities to promote better mental health, and is a regular fixture at Freshers’ Fairs and University Mental Health Days all over the UK.

This isn’t about training people to think positively: this is a learning approach to improve mental literacy and help people develop skills in self-management. We don’t believe in telling people what to do: this is about helping you learn about your mind and make informed choices about how to take care of it.

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Free app for students!

We’ve launched our new smartphone app this year and we’re giving away free subscriptions to the app for students. Thanks to the generosity of our funders, we’re able to open up this opportunity to all students in the UK, and all we’d like in return is for students to tell us what they think of it.

Are you a student?
Email Elaine Craig on app@mindapples.org using your university email address and we’ll send you a code for a free subscription.

Are you connected to a university?
Email us on app@mindapples.org and we can give you a code to distribute to all your students yourselves.

Students using the app so far have said:

“Useful tools for improving mental wellbeing.”
“It’s helping me to see patterns in behaviour and remedies.”
“It will help to give me different perspectives on certain situations when I might normally only see one possible outcome.”

Download for iOS     Download for Android

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Toolkits for events and freshers' week

Are you involved in promoting wellbeing and mental health awareness on campus? We can help!

Mindapples has developed a range of event toolkits and engagement packs the have been used by over 100 UK universities to engage students in taking better care of their minds.

The Mindapples Tree sets are perfect for Freshers’ Fairs and other public events to get students thinking and talking about their mental health and wellbeing. We’ve also supplied packs for University Mental Health Day events and general awareness campaigns throughout the year.

Buy a toolkit to get started

Our track record

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A new awareness day to promote student mental health and wellbeing

What students say

Mindapples Tree, UK Freshers' Week

“It encouraged discussion amongst groups of friends and hopefully encouraged them to acknowledge the things they already do to look after their mental health.”

Student training programme, London South Bank

“Mindapples helped me to take a step back, relax. That was when I got my highest grades.”

Pop-up tree, University of New South Wales

“Lots of hungry students today and the apples went down a treat. Thanks for getting it shipped over here to Sydney at a reasonable price!”