Did you know?
Over a third of visits to GPs are about mental health.
Hopefully by now, you have mastered the basics of eating well, being active, and maintaining a good sleep routine.
Give to others – giving to others and co-operating with them can stimulate the reward areas in the brain, creating positive feelings. Helping and working with others can also give us a sense of purpose and feeling of self-worth. It also helps us develop relationships with others.
Ask for help if you need it – none of us are superhuman. If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer a listening ear or practical help. There are support systems in place at university, such as the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service, which runs a drop-in service every weekday remotely or in person to talk about what is troubling you. Please fill in the online enquiry form here: https://essex.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2m20aC2P4jQMfnT to arrange an appointment.
Who would you talk to if you needed help?
For more information on support available through the University, please the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Team web pages.