One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in their lives, and the range of mental health problems is vast and varied, from anxiety, bi polar, body dysmorphia disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, the list goes on.
It’s totally normal to feel slightly home sick or overwhelmed when you move to Uni. However; if those feelings are there every day, you avoid going out, you question decisions, perhaps you’re not eating or sleeping and you can’t switch those feelings off, please remember you are not alone.
Some days may be worse than others. Some days you may feel as though your worries have all but blurred into the past like a bad dream, only to find that it returns worse than ever the following day. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions.
Today is World Mental Health Day, and the Students’ Union is keen to raise awareness of the support available to students who are experiencing mental health problems. The Advice Centre has a team of advisors that you can talk to in a friendly, non-judgemental and confidential environment.
During troubled times, talking about your feelings can help, talking isn’t a sign of weakness, instead it’s a sign of strength, and of you taking charge of your own wellbeing. Sometimes just being listened to can help you feel supported and less alone.
Vice President Connor Delany said:
"Mental health is just as important as physical health, rates of depression and anxiety amongst young people have increased in recent years, and together the University Wellbeing Centre and the Students’ Union are keen to promote more open discussion of mental health issues.”
If this all sounds too familiar to you, or perhaps you know someone who is experiencing mental health problems that is affecting their ability to live their life the way they want to, join us today for a hot chocolate and a biscuit 10-3pm in the Advice Centre.
If your busy today, but would like to talk to someone, don’t worry.
Our advisors are always available to chat, email Advice@lincolnsu.com or drop in:
Mon-Thurs 9:30-4:30 or Friday 11-4:30.