As humans, we are actually quite good at looking after our physical health which can be misleading. Our mental health matters just as much, if not more.
Recognising when we need to look after our brains is already a huge step in the right direction. Our student years are supposed to be the best years of our lives but the big changes and stress university life bring along can make that feel far from the truth.
Many uni’s will have student services available for you to utilise. They can be there simply to listen or they can give you advice and put you in touch with a mental health inclusion team or advise you to possibly book to see your GP. You may just need to vent to somebody other than a loved one.
If your university doesn’t offer this service, you could go directly to your GP and could even apply yourself for an independent learning plan. This way your coursework and deadlines can be worked around you and your personal needs.
Writing down how you feel in a journal can also help and may detect a certain pattern to when you feel anxious or low. This may help you prepare for the fog and can be a great way to explain how you feel to others without having to voice it out loud.
Speak up to somebody you trust. Don’t ever suffer alone.
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Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.