Look after yourself
Ten steps to improve your wellbeing
Connect - with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours. These relationships can help you to feel happier and safer.
Be active – exercise can improve your mood, confidence and ability to think clearly.
Notice – it's easy to rush around or waste time on your phone. Take a look around, you could see something new or start a conversation with someone new
Learn – broadening your horizons can open doors and create opportunities.
Give – even the smallest act can make you and others happier
Appreciate - the people, places and things around you.
Go outdoors - nature can help to reduce any levels of depression, anxiety or stress
Let others know - Keeping silent can make you feel lonely, we can’t always see the bigger picture alone.
Eat well - a better diet will improve your mood, energy levels and ability to think clearly.
Rest and sleep - sleep helps your body to repair and taking regular breaks can improve your focus and memory.
What you can do
If you need more wellbeing support
Who to talk to in your academic school
Undergraduates have personal tutors. Your personal tutor is usually the first person to talk to. An alternative is your senior tutor. Schools nominate non-academic staff who you can talk to instead, if you prefer.
If you have a disability, you can talk to your School Disability Coordinator.
Postgraduate students have access to tutors and/or supervisors, depending on your programme.
Who to talk to in your residence
Find a doctor
Get help managing common health problems using the free ESC student app developed with the University.
Dentists and other medical services
There are other medical services you might need to ensure you stay in good health.
Stress and anxiety can cause people to abuse substances like drugs, alcohol or food for varied and complicated reasons.
If you are worried about yourself or someone you know. Find out what help is available.
Advice on specific issues
The Happiness Pulse is an online, self-assessment tool which can help you find out what makes you happy and helps the University improve the support we provide for you.