Look after your mental health by balancing a healthy body and a healthy mind. Eat well, be active, be aware of your stress levels and if you are struggling, seek help and advice. Find out more about mental health through the Time to Change Campaign:
If you are feeling low, anxious, not eating or overeating, struggling to sleep, losing concentration or focus, hearing voices, feeling out of control or suicidal then you should seek help and advice— scroll down the page for useful contact numbers.
How to look after your mental health:
Several scientific studies have shown that a regular programme of exercise can help people to recover from depression - lifting their mood, reducing anxiety and improving self-esteem and concentration.
They also found that taking regular exercise could help protect people against becoming depressed in the first place.
Have a look at the Mental Health Foundation's booklet on how to look after your mental health using exercise.
Academic Support offer a range of resources on managing revision and examinations. Alternatively, you can visit the University's Pathways website general study skills guidance and support.
Learning to relax is important in enabling you to manage stress. Identify what helps you relax and make time for it. Maybe chill out with friends, take part in an exercise class at the University or join a Students' Union society.
Eating a well balanced diet can enhance your mood, both food and nutrition can affect emotional and mental health. Check out the Healthy U eat well page for more information, as well as quick and easy HealthyU recipes.
Be aware of how much you drink – alcohol is a depressant and can affect your mood. If you are worried that you are drinking too much visit the HealthyU Alcohol, drugs and smoking page for further guidance.
The Financial Support team, who are based in the Student Service Centre in Cherry Tree Lodge, is running workshops and one-to-one drop in sessions to help support students with their finance.
The University Counselling Service is a free confidential service available to all students and University staff. The Service is open throughout the year and located in the Orchards Building, University Park.
Did you know? One in four people will have problems with their mental health at some time in their lives.
'Lets end mental health discrimination' - the Time to Change campaign aims to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health and improve well-being. Time to Change started in 2007 and has reached millions of people across England. Take a look at the website and find out how you can get involved.
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