It is week number 3 of our month-long series celebrating all things, Movember. We think it’s so important to look after your own mental health, and that’s why we thought it would be fitting to share top five tips to manage your mental health whilst at University.
Accept who you are - Some of us may be a talented singer or drawer and we are all different, that’s okay. Feeling good about yourself boosts your confidence to learn new skills, visit new places and make new friends. Good self-esteem helps you to also cope when things become stressful.
Be active - Getting some fresh air or going to the gym can help you feel better and distract you from your busy home or university life. Exercising doesn’t just mean doing sport or going to the gym. Walks in the park, gardening or housework can also keep you active. Taking that five-minute break to exercise can help your brain release chemicals that make you feel good.
Keep in touch - There’s nothing better than reaching out to family and friends and having a laugh together. This can help to develop even stronger relationships in your life by reaching out and talking to the people closest to you.
Take a break - We know things seem to be running at 100 miles per hour, it’s important that you take a break from time to time. It's important to not get burnt-out and taking that break from studies for an hour or starting a different activity can shift your mind away from the issue at hand. Allow you time to prepare how you will deal with the issue.
Ask for help - Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. Sometimes we all can feel overwhelmed at some stage, that’s okay and asking for help to deal with the issue at hand can support us in the long-term to feel better.
Check out our previous blog on Movember, where you can find out information on what’s available from College.
Reminder of our upcoming event!
Don’t forget, this week Thursday 18th, we will be hosting “An Evening With..” and inviting Founder of ‘blOKes’ Tom Home to talk about his personal story on mental health and get a conversation going during the evening. This event will be kicking off on the 18th November at 6pm so if you want to get involved check out the link below to sign up!
Stay tuned for more as next week we share the rundown of our “Evening with blOKes”.