Tips for looking after your mental health this winter

It’s been a busy term and although you may still have assignments, research, and exams to complete, it’s important to spend some time focusing on self-care, taking a break, and making time to rest and recharge.

Taking care of your physical health can have a direct impact one motional wellbeing. Here are some tips to make healthy habits which in turn can improve your mental health.

If the next few weeks feel overwhelming to you, think about giving yourself the gift of self-care this Christmas.

If you’re struggling, please reach out and get support when you need it.

Where to get mental health support

  • If there is an immediate emergency and you require the police, ambulance or fire services call 999.
  • If you need urgent mental health support, please see the University’s information

Mental health resources

  • If you are feeling like you are struggling or your mental wellbeing has dipped a bit, there are also many resources such as online support and tools that you could check out here.
  • Citizens Advice and Devon  Shelter provide information and advice regarding issues relating to issues in private accommodation. 
  • Student Minds has lot of resources specific to the winter break, and more on a different range of topics.
  • They also offer support services, including support for specific groups including trans students, students with eating difficulties, Muslim students, student recovering from addiction amongst others.

Are you staying in Exeter?

The Forum Library, Forum and Study Zone will all be open 24/7.Otherstudy spaces around campuses will be closed from Friday 22 December to Tuesday 2January.

Don’t forget to use the SafeZone app when on campus to connect you to Estate Patrol when you need them.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all next term.

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