Ideas to encourage reflections and conversations about mental health
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship
(Louisa May Alcott)
- Managing anxiety (Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 theme)
- Being aware of facets of your own mental health
- Examine your resilience and ways to improve wellbeing
- Staying motivated with a positive outlook
- Places to get help and support
Mental Health Awareness: Anxiety
Reflect on possible sources of worries, and the degree of focus and concern that you attach to those issues.
Dealing with exam stress
Explore this video to hear how other students deal with the lead-up to exams, sharing strategies that make them feel confident and prepared.
Hacks for social situations
Use these strategies to help you the next time you're socialising or in a group situation.
Talk it through
Tips to help you get more comfortable with opening up to others, and talk about matters that are weighing on your mind.
Making studying online a positive environment for yourself and others.
Managing life as a student
Understand the benefits, challenges, and risks of self-directed learning.
Know your limits
Practical tips to build your study stamina and set goals which keep your wellbeing and ambition in balance.
Resilience as a student
Do you think you are resilient? Test your understanding using this resource.
Use the support network and services available from your university:
- Advice from your Student Union
- Student helpline/Nightline services
- Speaking to the Wellbeing Officers
- Finding contacts and information from your university's website (under 'wellbeing' or 'mental health')
You can also try:
- Samaritans are available 24/7 for confidential, non-judgemental support
- Mind provides information and support, including an online peer support community
The mingled, mingling threads of life are woven by warp and woof: calms crossed by storms, a storm for every calm.