Five things to do when you are feeling down
In support of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, here are some great tips to help you when you are feeling down.
Talk to someone
Talk to a friend, Colleague, or family member about how you are feeling. Don’t be afraid to express how you are feeling. It is ok not to feel ok.
Be Kind to yourself
Practice some self care. Take time to really look after yourself. Switch off from social media and do something that you enjoy or gives you a sense of achievement or pleasure.
Try to maintain a well balanced diet and to stay hydrated throughout the day. Manage your energy levels, get a good nights sleep and try to stay active (exercise)
With a friend set some small and achievable goals of some pleasurable and engaging activities that you can achieve. Start small.
Ask for help
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Speak to your doctor or get in touch with a local mental health charity for support.
We have specialist staff to support our students who may be experiencing feeling down. Click here to go to our Mental Health Awareness Week page with a list of all staff names and where they are located and also external organisations who can help.