Five ways to look after your mental wellbeing at university
We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves to help you boost your mental health whilst at university.
13 Apr 2018
Stress Awareness Month is upon us and we’re fully dedicated to ensuring that any stresses you have are manageable. The wellbeing and happiness of our students is always important to us and good mental health also has the advantage of improving productivity and performance — important factors when studying at university. We know you, our students, want to achieve great things whilst here at UCA, and ensuring you look after your mental health is vital in helping you to accomplish your goals.
We’ll be celebrating University Mental Health Day on 19th April, across all our campuses, featuring advice stalls and stress management seminars, as well as wellbeing walks, yoga classes and games.
Here are our five top tips to stay stress-free at uni:
1. Sleep more!
With looming deadlines and the pressure of finding the right career lingering over you, catching a few more Zs every night is a good way to aid your concentration and healthy brain function, as well as emotional wellbeing.
- Get into a routine of going to bed at the same time every day (preferably at a reasonable hour!)
- Limit caffeine from your diet to avoid bouncing off the walls all night.
- Avoid big meals and alcohol before bed — give your body time to wind down.
- Turn your phone off when you’re trying to sleep and attempt to clear your head of distractions.
2. Do something that you enjoy
Sometimes when we’re feeling down or unmotivated, taking some time out to do something we enjoy can be all we need to perk ourselves up a bit. This could be as simple as reading a book, cooking a tasty dinner, or going for a stroll around the park.