USW Mental Health Support

October 8, 2018

Going to university can be an exciting experience, but for some people it can also be difficult. You may feel homesick, worry about money, find the pressure of study too much or stress that you’re not fitting in.

These feelings are very common and usually subside as you begin to settle more into university life, but for some people these feelings can become overwhelming and develop into depression or other types of mental health problems. If you feel like this, it’s a good idea to do something about it as soon as possible, and seek help if that’s what you need.

There are some simple things you can do to maintain your mental health or help yourself feel better, for example:

  • Keep in touch with family and/or friends.
  • Make time to do things you enjoy.
  • Look after yourself through good diet and exercise.
  • Talk to people you trust.

If you feel you can’t cope then it’s important to seek help, and the University’s Mental Health Service is there for you, offering a range of practical support in a confidential, professional setting.

They can give advice, support and information about what may help and an opportunity to talk through your difficulties in confidence. They can also support you on a number of other issues, so you’re not on your own.

In addtion to working directly with students, the service aims to promote an understanding and acceptance of mental health and of psychological and emotional wellbeing throughout the University.

Mental health is not just a problem you have, it’s an issue for many people all over the world. October 10th is World Mental Health Day 2018, an opportunity to connect with others, and join in the conversation about mental health and help reduce the stigma. Mental Health is everyone’s business!

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