Healthy mind and body

World Mental Health Day

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but 10 October 2017 is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.

Good mental health for students

Good mental health is what enables students to study and meet the challenges of university life. Kirstie Adamson of the UWE Bristol Wellbeing Service explains the importance of self-care in staying resilient.

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Mental health resources

Daily drop-in sessions

The Wellbeing Service is holding drop-in sessions where members of our team are available to give you guidance, advice about the services we offer and help you select self-help resources. The sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with each available slot lasting 15 minutes.

Drop-in sessions:

  • run Monday to Friday from 10:00–12:00 and 14:00–16:00
  • are only available on Frenchay Campus
  • don’t require an appointment.

Just come to the Wellbeing Service reception at 2FC 50 (Felixstowe Court) on Frenchay Campus (view the location on a map) and fill in a short form. Alternatively, you can telephone +44 (0)117 32 86268 if you would prefer a telephone drop-in.

Please note that drop-in sessions are not suitable for crisis situations due to the short-time frame. If there is an emergency you should call 999.

Emotional resilience

The reality is we all face the challenges that life brings and depending how well we are equipped to face those challenges is dependent on our mental wealth. Like all other assets they need investment and management. We go through life learning new techniques such as walking, talking, and riding a bike. Unfortunately though, as we grow and adapt to new challenges one of the most important techniques is overlooked, and that is how to look after our own overall wellbeing. One of the best ways of improving our mental wealth is by improving our emotional resilience skills.

Emotional resilience video playlist

We’ve put together a series of short films that explore how you can improve your emotional resilience and cope with anxiety while at university.

Further information on emotional resilience is available from the UWE Bristol Wellbeing Service.

Online support

Want to share your experiences with others who might be going through similar situations? We’ve partnered with Kooth Student to help you get free, anonymous online counseling during evenings and weekends. There are also forums to share your story, listen to others and ask questions.

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