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Mental Health Awareness in May


Sarah Marsh - May 21, 2021

What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. It’s all about how people think, feel, and behave.

Mental illnesses are conditions that can affect a person’s feeling & behaviour, such as depression or anxiety.

If you are struggling with your wellbeing you are not alone! 1 in 5 students suffer from a Mental Health issue, with depression and anxiety topping the list.

Student Mental Health statistics show:

  • 33% of students often or always feel lonely
  • 8% of students often or always feel anxious or worried

Ways to find chaos in the calm:

Overcoming loneliness or feelings of anxiety can be tricky. To help you keep a clear mind, here are a few Meditation ideas you could try.

  • Go for a long walk
  • Listen to your favourite music
  • Clean your room
  • Practice Yoga
  • Read
  • Exercise

 

Students who meditate can handle stress better & become more positive. Meditation is also believed to relieve stress, lessen depression, lower blood pressure and improve sleep.

You could also plan events with family and friends now that lockdown restrictions are lifting.

How to ask for help:

If you’re struggling with any feelings of depression or anxiety – there is always someone to help!  Have a chat with your campus counsellor or reach out to a student support group. If you’d prefer to keep things anonymous, visit our partner, Student Minds for help.

Life after Lockdown:

Lockdown restrictions are slowly but surely lifting, and this is a great reason to meet up with friends at social events & university.

Currently, the rules are as follows:

  • People can now meet in groups of 30 outdoors
  • Pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants can serve customers indoors
  • Theatres, concert halls, conference centres and sports stadiums can all reopen
  • Organised adult sports and exercise classes can restart indoors
  • Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can reopen

Upcoming Events in your city:

Chester, Couchella Pre-Game in Person- Friday 28th Venue: The Bar, Exton park @ 17:30pm

Glasgow, Glasgow Freshers Invasion- Monday 20th Sept Venue: Various Venues @ 11:00pm

Liverpool, Student Fest- Sunday 3rd October Venue: Concert Square @ 10:30pm

Middlesbrough, Enjoy Premier League football on the big screens- Friday 21st May Venue: The Terrace, Teesside SU @ 5:00pm

Newcastle, Luther’s Bar NUSU now open! 

Nottingham, Freshers Neon Circus- Monday 22nd Sept Venue: Friar Lane @ 22:00pm

Sunderland, Find your nearest events here!

Sheffield, Student Saturdays freshers week- Saturday 25th Sept Venue: Code Nightclub @1:00am