This #mentalhealthawarenessweek we want to remind you that it’s ok to not feel ok.
Take a moment to think about your own mental health and the mental health of those around you. Around this time of year, with assignment deadlines and exam pressures it can be all too easy to kick your mental health to back of the queue. However, this is such an important time to check in with your mental health and the wellbeing of your friends. Not only will this help during exams, but good practice and mental health self-awareness will help support your long-term mental health, giving you practical solutions that will last you a lifetime.
Allowing yourself time to unwind and giving your brain a chance to rest and recover is absolutely vital during the exam season. Keep an eye on the De-stresstival page for activities to help you relax and revive – including FREE food, get-togethers, FREE sports classes and more. You’ll also find some really handy exam stress tips and information on Extenuating Circumstances.
If ever you're feeling sad, anxious, angry or stressed, remember you're not alone. Talk to your friends, family, course mates, your tutors, your society buddies, your sports teammates or advice and welfare staff across the University.
Not sure where to go for support at the Guild? Download our support guides to find out:
Undergraduate Guild Quiz
Postgraduate Guild Quiz
International Students' Guild Quiz
See NHS advice on how to access mental health services.