Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Twenty ways to look after your mental health

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, here are some great tips on how you can look after your mental health.

  • Exercise regularly
  • Keep active
  • Talk to friends
  • Start a to do list
  • Listen to music
  • Let people know how you feel
  • Eat well
  • Reach out when are lonely
  • Make time for yourself
  • Get into a good sleep pattern
  • Challenge negative thinking
  • Try some deep breathing
  • Get involved in group activities
  • Work on improving yourself
  • Smile more
  • Surround yourself with people who make you happy
  • Be mindful
  • Share things with friends and family
  • Do something that makes you happy
  • Practice progressive muscle relaxation


If you feel you need to talk to someone please speak to one of our specialist staff who are there to support all students.


Northumberland College Mental health trained staff are:


Ashington Campus


Steven Wilson-Head SEMH Officer 1st floor support office

Sharon Morris  SEMH LSA based 1st floor support office


Martin Sexton 1st floor support Office

Lisa Fawcett based in library

Marc Reed based in library

Shelia Jenkins based in library


Kirkley Hall Campus


Ros Smiles SEMH Officer wellbeing room opposite canteen


Amy Bell-Kielder building

Sheila Jenkins-Kielder Building

Natalie Cain-Kielder Building



Berwick Campus

Ros Smiles main reception (Monday)

Tracy Girdwood - main reception

Sara Leiper – main reception


For a list of external support organisations please click here


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