Mental health and stress-related problems face a growing number of people.
There is lots of evidence suggesting that there are steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Give them a try; you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life.
✨ Get active – You don’t have to spend hours at the gym but fitting some exercise into your day improves your health and reduces the risk of disease. Take a walk, go cycling or play some football.
✨ Be mindful – Being more aware of the present moment, including your thoughts and feelings, can positively change the way you feel about life. Some people call this awareness ‘mindfulness.’
✨ Connect – Connecting with the people around you: your family, friends and colleagues and neighbours can have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing.
✨ Reduce stress – Create a routine for your study and to practice your new skills. Be realistic about what you can get done and ask for help if you feel overwhelmed.
✨ Eat well – Eating a healthy diet that includes a balance of all five food groups and drinking plenty of water can help to boost concentration.
✨ Get enough sleep – Lack of sleep can reduce our ability to concentrate and excel in class. Try to go to bed at the same time every night.
✨ Keep learning – Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and increase your self-esteem and confidence.
✨ Wash your hands – Frequent hand washing can prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses which cause many illnesses; don’t go to your session if you are ill.
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