Moon News

Greater Manchester Nightline is excited to announce a new project… One that involves you.


Moon News will be a monthly UoM-wide newsletter that aims to connect us on an issue that more often than not makes us feel more disconnected than ever: mental health.  But how does this involve you?  Put simply, you will be writing it.  Moon News will be comprised solely of articles written by students, and all will remain anonymous.  As with Nightline, which is run by students for students, Moon News will be written by students for students.

If you sign up to our mailing list (below), you will be sent a new issue to your student email address every month. All you need is a UoM or ManMet student email address that will be valid in the new 2021 academic year. If you wish to unsubscribe at any time, email us and we will unsubscribe you immediately.

Click here to sign up to our mailing list!

How can you get involved?

If you have something to say about mental health, then here’s your chance to get it off your mind. Read the 3 steps below, and you’re ready to send whatever you have to say.


Do you fit the requirements?

  1. You must be a current student at UoM or ManMet. To validate this, you must send all contributions from your student email address.
  2. Each contribution needs to be focussed on mental health, and try to fit into the categories listed to the right.
  3. Contributions must be no more than 350 words.

Does it fit into the categories?

Each monthly issue will consist of the following sections:

  • Supporting Someone With…
  • Typical Day for Someone Living With…
  • Self-Care Tips
  • Poetry and Creative Writing

Send it to us!

  • Send your contribution by email, either including it written in the email or attached as a Word Document.
  • Do not include any identifying information in your email to us.
  • Tell us which category your piece(s) fit(s) into.

Send your contributions to our email address: [email protected]

You don’t need to be subscribed to our mailing list to contribute, but you won’t receive anything if you’re not, so remember to sign up! Remember that this is not a competition and we will not be focussing on your grammar or English language skills.

We will read every piece and add to the next issue.

Anonymity

We don’t need to know exactly who we are to reach out and feel a connection.  Just knowing someone is out there can be enough: this is the ethos of Nightline, and the ethos of Moon News too.

To ensure that Moon News is written by students, it is necessary that you send your contributions from a valid student email address, though we do understand that student emails do include identifying information.  However, no identifying information will be published in any issue.  The Moon News team is very small and comprised only of extensively trained and experienced members of Greater Manchester Nightline – all of whom uphold the Nightline principles of anonymity, confidentiality and non-judgment.  Please look around the website to learn more about GMNL and how we are here to support you. Click here to see more information about our principles, and click here to see more details on our principle of confidentiality.

Deadline

The first issue of Moon News will be sent to your inbox in the first week of October – at the beginning of the new 2021 academic year.  So that we can create our first issue, we will need all contributions sent in ([email protected]) by the 5th September 2021.  Feel free to send in more than one contribution – anything that inspires you… angers you… makes you smile… interests you… is welcome.