The difficulties in life and life are often obscured by student life offers. In addition to juggling tutorial timetables students also face a myriad of stressors that are part of a graduate's life: with a part-time job or just getting used to a new geographical area.
Real challenges that relate to mental ill health
The levels of stressful triggers vary; students having to cope with parental expectation, mounting student debt and finding a job after graduation among the range of As contributing stressors as revealed by a joint research study by YouGov and the University of Southampton.
It is widely experienced in the world of mental health issues and needs help to cope. In a National Union of Students (NUS) surve, 78 per cent of students surveyed had suicidal thoughts. An alarming 54 per cent of those who spoke of experiencing mental health problems said that they did not seek required help. Reasons cited not included in the support offered.
Coping mechanisms to ease the stress of university life and well-being
If you're struggling to change your life, then you can help:
Release 'feel good' hormones through exercise
Any sort of exercise will be at least 20 minutes long (and 5 times a week) and focus on increasing your heart rate. A campus is a simple way to include physical activity in your routine.
The magic of meditation to improve mental health
Stephen Bradford, a senior mental health adviser at Birkbeck University, encourages mindfulness meditation as a relaxation technique that effectively lowers stress levels. The calming practice works by focusing on deep breathing and in the present moment. Students can join meditation classes for a guided experience; listen to meditation practice exercises on CDs or YouTube videos or on smartphone-enabled meditation apps.
Eat right for your wellbeing
A balanced diet works towards three main goals: supporting optimum physical health, promoting the 'feel good' factor and providing harder to longer. Study-friendly foods include flax seeds, salmon, tuna, blueberries and whole grains.
Use the support services at your university
Universities provide students with student support services as academically as well as emotionally. These support networks are wide-ranging and include drop-in clinics, well-being groups, student-run night lines, chaplaincies, personal tutors, student-run night lines and hall tutors.
Good mental health is one of the most fundamental conditions that need to be met with empowering and enable you to reach your potential. Reaching out and seeking help is critical to managing high-stress levels. A rich and rewarding university experience depends on how well you take care of and protect your well-being.
Share this article
7 Fiction Books to Help You Find Inner Peace
Seeking inner peace is choosing to be in a state of conscious calmness despite life’s unavoidable stressors. It focuses on honing your...
Certification Path To Every Microsoft Azure Certification
In the year 2018, Microsoft introduced a new set of certifications that has changed the modern technology world - Microsoft Azure...
Top Tips for Students Moving to the UK
Whether you are planning to live on- or off-campus and will be studying in the UK, we have some easy solutions for you that will simplify...
Register now with StudentJob
Do you want to be kept up to date on the latest jobs for students? Register for free on StudentJob.Register