Being a student can be extremely challenging, not to mention the additional stress of remote learning and studying from home that have come with the pandemic. That’s why we’re getting behind University Mental Health Day and promoting mental health and wellbeing awareness.
With over 2.3 million students currently studying in UK universities it’s essential that you have the support and tools to effectively manage your workload.
Many of you may be experiencing academic, social and/or financial pressures. Now in addition to these pressures you are also facing the challenges that come with home studying.
We’re here to help!
We’ve found a range of resources to support you through the rest of your academic year and help you take control of your studies:
- Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. They train students and staff in universities across the UK to deliver student-led peer support interventions as well as research-driven workshops and campaigns.
Their website offers useful advice for your own mental health and even has support for friends and parents.
- Student Space is a website full of helpful wellbeing resources and advice to help you through the issues that have arisen with coronavirus.
Lockdown and self-isolation are currently the biggest contributors to stress and mental health problems. Student Space has some great guidance on how to stay well if you are isolated due to lockdown or self-isolation. It also has a range of FREE resources for mental health and wellbeing.
- Time to Change is campaign to change the way people think and act about mental health problems. The campaign is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.
The website provides a collection of articles including ‘Why attitudes to mental health matter’ and ‘Supporting someone during Covid-19′.
- University websites are also a good place to find support and resources. Most university sites will have portals full of information and guidance and many are taking part in University Mental Health Day. For example, Nottingham University have built this web page all about the events that they’ll be delivering this University Mental Health Day. Is your university getting involved?
University Mental Health Day is coming together virtually this year to get the nation talking about student mental health and Remtek Students is delighted to be part of the campaign.
If you are a student you could lobby a senior leader at your university to share what they are doing to improve student mental health and wellbeing on your campus during the pandemic and beyond. You could also find out how they are going to involve and listen to students in this.
To get involved share UMHD21’s ‘Planning for a Sustainable Future: the importance of university mental health in uncertain times’ guidance to support your institution in ensuring student and staff wellbeing remains at the heart of all decision making.
By coming together we can inspire conversations, take action and create change for students, nationwide!
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