Video: CODE Accommodation’s mental health event a roaring success

By Bethany Spence

A housing complex in Leicester hosted a Mental Health Awareness event for its student residents aiming to draw attention to the different ways to positively impact their mental states in the run up to exam season.

Over the course of the afternoon last Thursday (8th March), CODE accommodation residents were treated to displays and surprise performances by various De Montfort University societies, such as the DMU Student Choir and the DMU Bollywood Society.

The event allowed the community to congregate in the on-site café and sample various mock-tails (kindly supplied by the DMU Cocktail Society) and other freebies, as well as plan events with various local businesses attending.

Louisa Stratton, reporter Bethany Spence and Joshua Marvin at the CODE event.

A member of the DMU Laser Tag stall, Josh Marvin, said; “I definitely feel like being in a society has helped me, because the people you meet there share a common interest outside of university, which can’t always be said for your course-mates.

“Laser Tag is just a fun way of making new friends and being able to express yourself. You get to run around, use some of your energy and shoot stuff.”

One of the biggest draws of the event was a miniature petting zoo, featuring stars such as Lily the new-born lamb and Tallulah the pig.

Hiral Depala, a student living at CODE, said: “Living here we get lots of events to try to encourage interaction between the blocks. I can’t wait to see what else CODE does to help make our student digs more like a community.”

Hiral Depala, a resident of CODE, holds a new-born lamb.
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