Talking about mental health is important today and every day. To access support at Warwick, please visit Wellbeing Support Services via our Wellbeing Portal or drop into Wellbeing Support Services Reception on the ground floor in Senate House. We are here to listen and support, and to help you to develop the skills you need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of student life.
It's University Mental Health Day on Thursday 3rd March 2022
Come along to the Students' Union Atrium on Thursday 3rd March 2022 from 12pm until 3pm to have a chat with Wellbeing Professional and peers. You will be able to find out more about:
- Tips for your wellbeing and mental health
- How do alcohol and drugs impact your wellbeing?
- See how wearing 'beer goggles' can simulate the effects of being drunk eg. confusion, visual distortion, lack of coordination
- How to 'Study Happy'?
- There will also be refreshments and giveaways available on the day.
To access support at Warwick, please visit Wellbeing Support Services via our Wellbeing Portal where our teams are ready to work with you to develop the personal resources and skills you need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of student life.
University life is a busy and exciting time and can be full of ups and downs. It's important to remember to look after yourself both physically and mentally as best you can. Below are some simple tips on how you can do this in your day to day life here at Warwick:
- Keep connected and in touch with friends and loved ones as much as you can. The more you talk to people and share how you are feeling, the more at ease you may start to feel.
- Keep yourself as busy as you can. It is really important to keep as much of a routine day to day at this time as you can.
- Try to stay active either by going out once a day for a walk or run as is allowed, or you can access online exercise now via Warwick Sport
- Also try to make sure that you are allowing time for yourself each day. Self-care can be anything from reading a book, cooking a nice meal or baking, listening to music or a podcast, staying connected with our loved ones, doing something creative, completing a puzzle, taking a long hot bath or shower. Anything you can include in your daily routine which promotes relaxation and mindfulness will help to counterbalance the anxious thoughts.
- Self-care suggestions above can be a great help, alongside taking time to promote physical and mental relaxation and space. Stop Breathe & Think and Chill Panda are both good apps that provide relaxation, breathing, meditation and mindfulness practices that you can follow.
- Try to just take things day to day and focus on the 'right now' as opposed to the 'what ifs.' Remember to be kind to yourself, this is a difficult time for everyone and you are not in alone in what you are feeling.
- Utilise online resources such as Togetherall – where you can share how you are feeling, speak with others, and both offer and gain advice and support from people all around the world.
If you would like to speak to someone at Wellbeing or need further support, please do contact Wellbeing Support Services via our Wellbeing Portal where you can join a virtual queue for a brief consultation with an adviser, Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. You can also call Wellbeing Support Services on 024 7657 5570.
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