Many students experience symptoms of anxiety, low mood and depression whilst they are at university. As university life can be demanding and stressful, it’s normal to feel low and experience anxiety. Sometimes, these feelings can occur for a short period, or they can re-occur more often and last a longer time. The information below will detail the support available to you if you feel anxious, low or depressed.
Symptoms of depression
Persistent low mood
Feelings of hopelessness
Symptoms of anxiety
Physical effects of anxiety: including a churning feeling in your stomach, feeling light-headed, feeling restless, headaches, fast breathing, fast heartbeat, sweating, sleep issues, nausea, and having panic attacks
Mental effects of anxiety: including feeling tense or nervous, having a sense of dread, feeling that you are unable to stop worrying, worrying about when your anxiety may flare up, worrying about things that may happen in the future, and low mood and depression
If you feel that some of the above symptoms of anxiety and/or low mood and depression are occurring more frequently, or impacting your daily life, we strongly encourage you to seek professional support.
Doctors/GPs are trained and experienced in assessing, treating and managing anxiety and low mood, so please do make an appointment to see them when you can.