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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day is on Saturday 10 October this year, and is as important as ever with coronavirus having a significant impact on the wellbeing of people all around the world, including in our community at the University. Especially at this hugely difficult time, it’s okay to not be okay.

It’s important to look after your own wellbeing and check in on others every day, but let’s all make an extra effort on the 10th to come together and do some good for mental health!

 

Top Tips from Guild Officers and Staff

  • Remember to drink plenty of water. Sounds simple, but it’s easy to forget, and staying hydrated is proven to help mental and physical health.
  • Going out for a walk, a run or even just some fresh air.
  • Watch a comedy movie – laughing is a great way of.
  • Limit your screen time whenever possible – read a book, get out for walk and shut off from the digital world!
  • Connect with others. Talking through any issues you have can help more than you think!
  • Sleep! Getting a good night’s sleep should do you wonders.

The most important thing to do is what works for you – everyone’s different, so it’s about finding the things that will help you.

 

Mental Health Resources

Mind

If your mental health is affecting your studies, contact our Advice Service

University Wellbeing Services

Exeter Nightline  

Samaritans

NHS Mental Health Advice  

 

 

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