MANAGING LOW MOOD
This week’s theme is around low mood and how to tackle it. There are times when our mood fluctuates and this is a natural response to difficult circumstances. We all need to prioritise our health; both physical and mental.
We recognise that being a student can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. Coping with new challenges can be rewarding but can also impact your mental health. Students are faced with a constant flow of new challenges especially this year with COVID and this term with exams and deadlines.
The good news is there is lots that can be done to boost mood. Remember you are not alone and you can do something about it
If you are living with a mental health problem, or are supporting someone who is, having access to the right information and support is vital. Have a look at our webpages where you will find a range of support options:
Looking after yourself is so important especially when feeling low. Have a look at our self-help pages on this essential life skill.
At Wellbeing Support we have a masterclass series which gives more tips and strategies on how to manage your wellbeing.
We also have a skills session called ‘Boost Your Mood’ where you can get tips and strategies on how to manage your mood on Wednesday 16th June 2021 - 2pm to 3.30pm (week 8).
If you are experiencing low mood, alcohol and drug use may feel like it helps boost your mood in the very short term, but there are serious risks of further impacting your emotional and mental health. If you are taking anti-depressants, please keep informed about your tablets and mixing them with drugs/alcohol. Speak to Wellbeing Support Services if you have any concerns about your drug or alcohol use.
If you would like to speak to someone at Wellbeing about this or anything else that you would like some advice on, please access the Wellbeing Portal where you can join a virtual queue for a brief consultation with adviser, Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm.
Useful support links:
The videos below will provide support for all students sharing strategies and tips you can use to improve your wellbeing:
- UG students - watch a short 10 minute introduction to Wellbeing Support Services with tips on feeling good and functioning well
- Postgraduate Taught students - watch a 15 minute introduction to Wellbeing Support Services with tips on managing stress.
- Postgraduate Research students - watch a short 10 minute introduction to Wellbeing Support Services with tips on work, life balance
- New International students - how to manage your wellbeing before you arrive at Warwick and how to manage your wellbeing on arrival at Warwick