Staying Well

Mental Health fluctuates and is affected by many things, just like our physical health, so that any one of us might experience mental health difficulties at any point in our lives. There are things that we can all do to help and improve our mental health, and help ourselves to stay healthy.

Access support as soon as you can

If you have a pre-existing mental health condition, are newly diagnosed or think you might have an undiagnosed mental health condition please make sure you access the right support and help on campus and through your Doctor. On campus there is lots of support and help available, including a Team of Mental Health Co-ordinators who can help you ensure you get the support you need to do your academic work and participate in University life. Please look at the University page for more information about the support available from the Mental Health Team.

Wellbeing

If you are interested in helping maintain your wellbeing below are some resources that might help.

  • Five ways to Wellbeing

The New Economics Foundation has researched and proposed this set of evidence based actions which promote people’s wellbeing. It involves doing the following actions in your everyday life: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. For further information on this please see: mind.org.uk

  • 10 Keys to Happier Living

The Ten Keys to Happier Living are based on a review of the latest research from psychology and related fields. Everyone's path to happiness is different, but the evidence suggests these Ten Keys consistently tend to have a positive impact on people's happiness and well-being. The keys are: Giving, Relating, Exercising, Awareness, Trying Out, Direction, Resilience, Emotions, Acceptance and Meaning. Click here for more information.

  • Wellbeing Advice Drop-in

The University Mental Health and Wellbeing Team run Wellbeing drop-in sessions.

Other Resources