University Mental Health Day
The day brings together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority and to continue to make positive improvements to the future of student mental health.
This year has been particularly tough for students across the country who have had to face many changes to their normal lives due to the pandemic.
Looking after our mental health is more important than ever and that is why here at Leeds Beckett, we recognise this and are doubling the support on offer. We are recruiting six new mental health practitioners who will be there to help support students when they need it.
There are also other avenues of support available:
- Student Wellbeing Team - Leeds Beckett University – visit this link to find out about the support available.
- Sports and Active lifestyles – being active isn’t just good for our physical health, it can also have a beneficial impact on our mental health. There are free online fitness and lifestyle courses for both physical and mental wellbeing.
You can also play a big part in looking after your own mental health by following some simple steps:
- Get out for a walk every day – going for a walk has many positive aspects. It helps release tension within your body and can help reduce the impact of both depression and anxiety. It can also help boost your health.
- Sleep – make sure you stick to a routine if possible and get a decent night’s sleep.
- Take regular breaks and make sure you stop for lunch and get away from your work fully. This could be a good chance to go for a walk.
- Eat well – eat plenty of healthy food such as fruit and vegetables, but balance this out with foods you see as treats as well.
- Screen time – easier said than done at the moment but try and limit your screen time.
- Stay connected – there are lots of ways to stay in touch with your friends and family whether it’s on the phone, online or meeting one person for exercise.
- If you’re struggling with your mental health, then please get help. There are many people and organisations who can help you, so don’t struggle on by yourself – reach out to someone.