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“Breaking the Stigma: The UoBWell App and Mental Health Support for BAME Students”

By 7 September 2023No Comments

As a BAME student, I know firsthand the challenges that come with addressing mental health concerns. For many of us, seeking help for mental health issues is stigmatised in our cultures, making it difficult to talk about our struggles or seek the help we need.

That’s why I’m grateful for the resources available to us at the University of Bradford, including the UoBWell app. This app is specifically designed to support our wellbeing and mental health, providing us with helpful tools and resources to manage stress and anxiety.

One of the features I find most helpful is the guided meditation exercises. As someone who struggles with anxiety, meditation has been an effective tool for me to calm my mind and reduce my stress levels. The UoBWell app provides a range of guided meditations that are easy to follow, even for beginners like me.

In addition to meditation, the app also provides stress management tools and self-care strategies that are tailored to our needs. This includes tips on how to improve our sleep, exercise routines, and nutrition, all of which can contribute to better mental health.

Another great feature of the UoBWell app is the access it provides to mental health resources and support services. For many of us, finding culturally-sensitive counselling or therapy services can be a challenge, but the app makes it easy to find local services that meet our needs.

Most importantly, the UoBWell app promotes an open and accepting attitude towards mental health concerns. As a BAME student, it can be difficult to talk about our mental health struggles without fear of judgment or shame. The app encourages us to speak openly and honestly about our experiences and emphasises the importance of seeking help when we need it.

In conclusion, I highly recommend the UoBWell app to my fellow BAME students who are struggling with mental health concerns. The app provides a range of helpful tools and resources to manage stress and anxiety, access to mental health services, and a supportive and de-stigmatizing environment to talk about our mental health concerns. If you’re a BAME student at the University of Bradford who is looking for support for your mental health, download the UoBWell app today and start taking steps towards better mental health.

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If you need support with your mental health and wellbeing support is available.  Contact the University Counselling and Wellbeing service Tel: +44 (0)1274 235750.

The Counselling and Mental Health Service are located in Student Central, level 01

  • 24 hour helpline: 0800 028 3766

Free and confidential service for students operated by Health Assured.

Students at the University of Bradford can now access a range of mental health and other support online. The uobwell app is free to students and hosts an array of support and is aimed at increasing mental health support amongst students.

More information about the app and wellbeing events taking place at University can be found at @UoBWell and

To find out how you can get involved get in touch by email-