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Wellbeing at Northumbria

The Importance of looking after ourselves...

Just like our physical health, mental wellbeing is something we all have and must look after. Particularly in university when things get a little bit more stressful, we may need to develop some new ways to care for ourselves and our mental wellbeing.

Whilst at University the Mental Health and Wellbeing Team can help you to access useful strategies and coping skills to help you maintain positive wellbeing during your student life and beyond.

Becoming a student is an incredible opportunity for new experiences but you may also face some challenges associated with student life along the way. Some of the ways that the Counselling and Mental Health Team can support you with these challenges includes guidance around:

  • Planning your healthcare

  • Managing your finances

  • Managing your studies

  • Identifying stress and anxiety and developing coping tools

  • Creating a Wellbeing Plan

  • Accessing helpful wellbeing contacts both at the University and externally

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Team also provide students with access to a Wellbeing Guide which acts as a self-help toolkit whilst at University and also run a series of workshops to help students to deal with the pressures of university life. The workshops are open to all Northumbria students on a first-come, first-served basis, with a mix of on-campus and virtual sessions.

In addition, there are a number of ways and resources you can access help to look after yourself, your health and your wellbeing during your time at University:

  • Looking after yourself at University is a helpful resource produced by our local NHS trust with practical advice and details of local support services that can help you take care of yourself.

  • Student Space (brought to you by Student Minds) is a dedicated website that makes it easier for you to find the support that you need, with a range of self-help articles and other resources. They also offer text, phone and web-chat support.

  • Northumbria Sport offers both on and off-campus ways of taking part in sport and physical exercise, plus podcasts, live streams and active social channels.

  • The Students’ Union are dedicated to having a positive impact on the lives of all Northumbria students. Visit the NSU website to find out about the wide range of events, activities and other ways to get involved, be social, look after your mental and physical wellbeing and stay connected.

  • Current students can also access a number of articles on the Student Portal regarding the services that we offer, including counselling and mental health support, support for carers and how to register with a GP and you can speak to a member of staff at any Ask4Help service point.

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