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Best of: Talking about mental health

This isn’t an easy thing to talk about, but we’ve given our fair share of advice for you to start to feel comfortable talking about mental health and seeking support. Here’s an example of the best tips we’ve seen!

‘You are not a statistic and everything you are going through can be understood’ – Caitlin, 2nd Year Film and Television

You should always keep this quote in your mind. You are never a problem, or an anomaly. You are human, and you can find support.

‘It’s okay to not have the right answers, sometimes you sitting there and allowing the person to vent, or talk it out is enough’ – Naomi, 2nd Year Advertising and Marketing

If you’re helping a friend, or supporting someone who has come to you for help, not knowing what to say is okay. You can just show that you’re there to listen, and to support.

‘Focusing on your own personal wellbeing could initiate a positive change to your mental health’ – Charlotte Emily Price, 2nd Year Forensic Science

Self care is one of the most important steps to initiating a positive mindset, so taking care of yourself physically ignites a healthy mental attitude.

‘It’s really helpful talking to someone and just getting your emotions out there to someone that is completely separate from your daily life.’ – Lauren Jade Jepson

When life gets a bit too much, separating yourself from your daily life and speaking to an external source about your struggle is one of the best things you can do for your mental health – reach out and speak up!

So take this advice, generated by our creators over the past few years and keep it with you when you start uni, or for your next year – it doesn’t always have to be a lonesome struggle.

For more help and advice regarding your mental health at university, please get in touch with the Wellbeing team.

Please note: This content was created prior to Coronavirus, and some things might be different due to current laws and restrictions. Please refer to Student Services for the latest information.