QUB Mind Matters is a student society that is passionate about educating the student body on issues surrounding mental health, and promoting a career in psychiatry.
We cater not just to students who are entering into a career as a health care professional- any student interested in mental health is welcome to come along to our events through the year.
In the past couple of years we have organized talks from psychiatrists, charities related to mental health, patients and service users. Our talks have ranged from Forensic psychiatry and the interface of mental health and the law, addiction and the role of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the complexities of body dysmorphia. In addition we have organized career talks related to the field of psychiatry as a medical specialty. We are also involved with Medfest, an international medical film festival that takes place annually.
We have some very exciting plans for the oncoming academic year and we encourage anyone who has an interest in mental health to engage with us. To find out more about our society and to keep up to date with the events we have planned you should like our facebook page.