Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it, especially during a global pandemic. Of course looking after your well-being should not just take place over one day, or one week: it’s a process we develop as we grow to help us cope through tricky times, but also to keep ourselves well. It’s especially important to know how to take care of ourselves when we’re going through a big transitional period, such as starting at University! It could be sport, walking, reading, writing, eating, socialising, Netflix-binging, running, calling your parents, or going to the pub with your mates.
University Mental Health Day brings together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority and create ongoing year round change to the future of student mental health. This year it will be celebrated virtually on March 4th, find out more here.
Despite what we're all going through, it’s OK to feel pain and it’s OK to talk about it. It's OK not to be OK. If you want to talk to someone about the support available to you then a good first port of call is your Residence Life Mentor.