Your CU London Campus Officer, Hannah Yusuf, has compiled their top tips on how to prioritise your mental health whilst at University.
1. Prioritise Self-Care:
Make self-care a priority by allocating time for relaxation and activities you enjoy. This can include exercise, hobbies, meditation, or simply spending time with friends and family. Self-care helps reduce stress and promotes mental well-being.
2. Stay Organised:
Use effective time management and organisational strategies. Create a study schedule, set realistic goals, and break tasks into manageable chunks. Staying organised reduces feelings of overwhelm and anxiety.
3. Seek Support and Connections:
Maintain a support system by staying connected with friends, classmates, and teachers. Building positive relationships and seeking help when needed can provide emotional support and reduce feelings of isolation.
4. Practice Stress Reduction Techniques:
Learn and practice stress reduction techniques such as deep breathing exercises, mindfulness, or yoga. These methods can help you manage stress, stay focused, and maintain a calm and positive mindset.
5. Get Adequate Sleep and Nutrition:
Ensure you get enough sleep and maintain a balanced diet. Lack of sleep and poor nutrition can negatively impact your mental health and cognitive function. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night and eat a variety of nutritious foods.
Please Seek Advice from Student Union or Health and Well-Being Services:
Don't hesitate to reach out to the student union or utilise the health and well-being services at Coventry University if you're facing challenges related to your mental health. They can provide valuable guidance, resources, and support tailored to your specific needs.
Utilize Campus Officer Support:
As your campus officer, I am available to assist you. You can find me at the following locations and times:
- Greenwich Campus: Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- Dagenham Campus: Thursday and Friday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Feel free to approach me for any student help, questions, or advice during these hours.