Everyone has mental health – sometimes good, sometimes not so good. As a student you may be someone who has experienced distressing thoughts and feelings in the past, or you may find that the stress of University life causes you to feel worried, frightened or confused.
Going to university can be an exciting experience but sometimes it can be difficult. You may feel homesick, be worried about money, find the pressure of study too much, or worry that you are not fitting in. These feelings are very common and usually subside as you begin to settle more into university life.
Sometimes these feelings can become overwhelming and develop into depression or other types of mental health problems. If you feel like this, it is a good idea to seek help as soon as possible. If you feel you need help to maintain your mental health or help yourself feel better, there are lots of things you can do:
- Keep in touch with family and/or friends.
- Make time to do things you enjoy.
- Look after yourself through good diet and exercise.
- Talk to people you trust.
If you feel you can’t cope then it’s important that you seek help from the University’s Mental Health Support.