From keeping active to socialising with friends, maintaining good mental health and wellbeing can make a difference in your life and in the lives of other people. For this month’s mental health awareness campaign, our team of Studenteers share their own personal experiences to support mental health and wellbeing. Here are some of our top tips to make you feel more positive.

1. Katie, Head of PR

“I think keeping active, listening to podcasts, and not checking social media too much”.

2. Ines, Head of Operations

“Walk outside for a bit every day, reading a few pages every night, talking to friends would probably be the tips that work the best for me”.

3. Eve, Student Lead

“My main tips would be:

To get outside every day and get some fresh air!

Take regular breaks from work and university, and don’t take on too much at once.

Also find something fun you enjoy doing and make time for it, like a sport, playing a musical instrument, colouring, etc.

Personally, I always make time for myself, typically Sundays are my ‘self-care’ days where I switch off from work, eat some good food and do a hair/face mask”.

4. Charlotte, Graphic Designer

“I think it’s important to take time for yourself, even if it means doing nothing at all!”.

5. Jessie, Social Media Assistant

“Try to manage your time and let yourself rest”.

6. Amelia, Head of Review

“My top tips are: 

Stay moving even if you don’t feel like it, even if it’s a walk in your garden or outside your house.

Journal your racing mind.

I find journaling really helps me to organise and gather my thoughts; it’s also great to look back on moments that you’ve overcome and see your progress.

Take a breather.

Take some time for yourself, even if it’s just 5 minutes every day. Breath, rest and reflect.

Find a new focus.

Finding hobbies outside work and studying can be so helpful. Not only does it give us a chance to relax and unwind, but it is also a way to give our minds and egos new focuses.

Socialise with friends.

Arrange lunch or coffee dates with your friends; socialising helps us rewind and a chance to connect with our peers and loved ones”.

7. Hubert, Content Writer

“Spend more time with your family and friends, exercise on a regular basis, make sure you eat well and get enough sleep, but also dedicate time for yourself to do things that you enjoy, and don’t worry about the future”.

Disclaimer: All tips mentioned in this post are based on personal experience only and do not provide medical advice. If you’re facing a mental health problem, seek professional help and advice.

More information is available at: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/

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