World Mental Health Day - Top Tips from Students + How to Get Help If You Need It

This year's theme is 'mental health for all' and we're opening up the conversation and taking the opportunity to talk about mental health, share tips and advice and let you know what help and support we have on, and off, campus for you. Your mind matters!

Wellbeing
It's World Mental Health Day.

This year's theme is 'mental health for all' and we're opening up the conversation and taking the opportunity to talk about mental health, share tips and advice and let you know what help and support we have on, and off, campus for you. Your mind matters!

The day is a reminder to take a breathe and make changes or seek suppport if you need it. Don't forget to take some time for yourself and do the things you love too! There are many ways to improve wellbeing and finding what works for you is important.



Our Exec have shared some of the things that improve their wellbeing,..


@presidentqmsu - sometimes I don’t know how to articulate things so find it easier to write messy songs - instruments & music make me feel understood



@communitiesqmsu - spending time looking after plants and relaxing in a green home space



@vpseqmsu - No matter how tiring my day might be, coming home just to see my little ones waiting at the door for me is a different kind of unexplainable happiness. Your furry ones are truly your best friends - they always love & look out for you in their own special ways



@welfareqmsu - Taking walks (and pictures) along Canalside 



@officialblsa - Sports, especially hockey, is my way to relax. It’s such a social environment and I get to see all my friends while also doing something physical which I don’t always get to do at uni, especially this year when I’m at a desk most of my day.

We asked YOU for top tips on our Instagram and you said...
  • Go out and get some fresh air and sunshine
  • Take time to do something you enjoy
  • Make time to do the things that make you feel good
  • Start doing what you love and enjoy
  • You are not alone
  • Just dance
  • Listen to your favourite music and sing your heart out
  • Watching cat videos on insta is highly therapeutic
  • Talk and shre with someone, humans aren't designed to be alone
  • Don't compare yourselt to other's achievements. Take time to build something you feel proud of!
  • Spend the day with your loved ones
  • A bad day doesn't mean it's a bad life! Look for things to be grateful for, always.
  • Set boundaries - even some friends and family need to be kept at a distance!
  • Stop comparing yourself with others and live for yourself!
  • You're perfect. Don't waste your time on being sad. Just go out and enjoy life
  • Love yourself and never forget how special you are
  • Put on a smile and show the world what you're capable of
  • Enjoy every moment in your life. They're all somehow life lessons
  • Bad times will come but you're strong enough to overcome anything
  • Pay a visit to Queenie if you're on the QM Campus
  • Show up for yourself
  • Live for your own happiness, not the satisfaction of others
Help & Advice

We have services on campus like Advice & Counselling, Academic Advice Service and Student Health Support that are here for you if you need it. Plus, there are many safe loan schemes if you need financial aid. There are charity helplines such as Mind and Rethink who can help and London has a hub of other service on offer too. Remember, you are not alone.

Find more information and a list of ways we can help on our advice and support pages.

 

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