On Thursday, 27th April 2023, the JLL Student Housing team embarked on an incredible challenge – a 50km walk through the streets of London, visiting London’s most popular private student accommodation. This monumental effort was undertaken in support of Student Minds, one of the UK's largest student mental health charities. As they journeyed through the city, the team had the opportunity to admire some of London's finest purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) buildings, including our own Fresh's Spring Mews student home! The results were astounding, with the JLL Student Housing Charity Challenge raising an impressive £19,186.25 in support of Student Minds' invaluable work, almost four times their original target!
Who are Student Minds:
Student Minds is a charity dedicated to promoting and safeguarding student mental health across the UK. Mental health is a vital aspect of student wellbeing, and through their efforts, the charity aims to empower students to develop the knowledge, confidence, and skills necessary to prioritise their mental health. Student Minds also collaborates with higher education institutions, students' unions, and other organisations involved in higher education to foster a holistic approach to mental health support.
With their mission to transform the state of student mental health and ensure that all in higher education can thrive, their efforts are both commendable and necessary.
Fresh: Committed to student Wellbeing
At Fresh, we are acutely aware of the importance of student wellbeing. Our BeWellbeing Programme is a testament to this. Designed to empower students and nurture their personal growth, our BeWellbeing Programme offers a range of opportunities for residents to explore their passions, enjoy new experiences, and build a sense of community. Be centres four key pillars. Be Active, focuses on fitness inspo and events so you can keep active and feel energized. Be Connected, offers opportunities for you to meet your neighbours and get to know your dedicated Residents' Team. Be Social, facilitates regular meet-ups and socials so you can get to know each other and create your community. Be Supported, we provide you with the support you need, with links to resources and blogs to benefit mental health, wellbeing, and mindfulness. Our resident teams are dedicated to making the university experience enjoyable for students by offering ongoing support and resources.
Exploring London's PBSA Gems:
The JLL Student Housing Charity Challenge presented an opportunity to not only make a difference but also appreciate the vibrant landscape of London's purpose-built student accommodation. Starting and finishing in the lively West End, the team embarked on a journey that allowed them to marvel at what London has to offer. JLL decided to include Fresh's Spring Mews student home on their route, as it’s situated in a prime location. Spring Mews offers a comfortable and enriching environment for students, fostering a sense of community and wellbeing.
We congratulate the JLL Student Housing team's incredible achievement of raising an impressive £19,186.25 for Student Minds and look forward to next year’s event.
Here at Fresh we are so gladdened to be part of such a great cause!