How To Keep Your Mental Health In Check At Uni 😌

How To Keep Your Mental Health In Check At Uni 😌

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With deadlines, assignments, exams and social situations, university can be a stressful time for a lot of students. Studies show 1 in 4 students suffer from mental health issues during their time at uni.

It’s really important to make sure you’re not only looking after your body at uni, but also your mind.

If you’re having any issues with your mental health then make sure you talk to a healthcare professional and those around you who you trust. Check out our tips below on how to stay healthy at uni.

HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR HEALTH

REST

A good sleeping pattern can be difficult to maintain during uni, especially with nights out and all nighters in the library. Aiming for about 7 hours sleep per night is great - some people need more, some people need less, it’s all about finding what’s right for you.

EXERCISE

We spoke to the awesome Gymshark athlete Meggan Grubb about how to stay fit at uni and she mentioned how she uses “fitness as a stress relief more than anything.”

When I needed a break from work and uni stress I would go to the gym, put my earphones in and have my hour of me time. I feel that really helped me to clear my mind.

Several studies show that exercise can help people to improve their depression - lifting their mood, reducing anxiety and improving self-esteem.

FOOD

Eating well is really important to keeping yourself healthy. Stock up on fruit and veg and make sure your alcohol intake isn’t TOOOO much.

FRIENDS

Although you’re surrounded by people, uni can be a lonely time for some. Make sure you schedule time to hang out with friends or join societies to keep yourself busy and active. If you see someone who seems to be struggling to make friends, reach out to them and make sure they’re ok.

If you’re struggling make sure you ask for help. Click here for mental health helplines that can help you out if you need.

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