Mental Health

1 in 4 people, like me, have a mental health problem. Many more people have a problem with that.

Stephen Fry, Time-To-Change

 

What is mental health?

We all have physical health which varies and which we need to look after and promote.

The same is true of our mental health – we all have mental health which can vary and needs to be cared for.

How can you care for your mental health?

Find balance and time for all the things in your life that make you feel mentally healthy:

  • Structure and stay on top of your academic work
  • Attend Uni
  • Find space to study away from your bedroom i.e. the library
  • Ask for help if you are struggling or avoiding work
  • Eat regularly and healthily
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Take time out to relax
  • Exercise regularly – it can be as simple as walking to Uni rather than getting the bus
  • Maintain and develop your interests
  • Make time for socialising but don’t overdo it
  • Use the societies, voluntary work etc to help you make friends
  • Avoid drinking heavily and using drugs

Common problems students experience

Common problems

Don't suffer in silence, seek help

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or would like to seek some advice, please contact the University Counselling Service or arrange an appointment with your local general practitioner.

For general guidance on how to nurture your mental health, please visit the University's Healthy U website .