1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem every year. Statistically that means that you are likely to know someone who has been affected.
Our physical and mental health, social support systems, and spiritual wellbeing all play a part in keeping us well.
Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and immune system, and can help you concentrate, sleep and feel better. Exercising, alongside other factors, can also help combat low mood and reduce feelings of loneliness.
Activities that help you relax are good for your mental and physical health and wellbeing. Breathing exercises, yoga, meditation and mindfulness are just some of the activities that you might find helpful.
Making time to focus on your wellbeing can help to keep you focused and content with other aspects of your life. It may help you feel more in control of academic, family and work pressures.
10 tried and tested ways to improve your wellbeing
- Talk to someone about how you are feeling
- Stay in touch with friends and family
- Stay active and exercise, enjoy the outdoors
- Eat healthily and drink sensibly
- Be kind to yourself as well as others
- Try a new activity or do something you enjoy or are good at
- Deal with practical problems as they arise
- Ask for help
- Accept who you are
- Take time out for yourself, have ‘Me Time’ – we all need it!
The Students' Union (SU) at LSBU offers a range of societies, social activities and sports clubs. The SU reception is based in the Student Centre.
NHS Choices has lots of useful Information about your general and mental health on its website. It also has advice and tips on how to stay healthy while you are studying.