Mental Health in University

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Mental Health At Student Beehive

Here at Student Beehive we take all forms or health very seriously. We know that there are many types of health including mental health. Anyone can suffer from mental health problems students and staff alike. This page aims to provide some general information about mental health with some useful links to advice centre's, websites and hot lines who can provide help and advice to anyone who needs it.

What are mental health problems?

In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.

Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse.

Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Advice and Support

If you would like any more information about mental health then the links below are just some of many support networks out there who can provide advice.

  • Stamp Out Stigma is a campaign led by 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which aims to educate the public about the realities of illness and learning disabilities and to help stamp out the stigma that surrounds them. Web: www.stampoutstigma.co.uk
  • Young Minds provides support and advice to children and young people about a variety of mental health issues. Web: www.youngminds.org.uk
  • Mind provides information and advice on different types of mental health problems, medication, treatments, and guides to support and services. Web: www.mind.org.uk
  • Rethink Mental Illness challenges attitudes to mental health and changes lives by providing individuals with information, support and advice. Web: www.rethink.org
  • Time to Change aims to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. It contains information about mental health and why we need to start talking about it. Web: www.time-to-change.org.uk
  • The Mental Health Foundation is an informative website which offers straightforward and clear information on every aspect of mental health and learning disabilities. Web: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
  • Get Connected is a free, confidential and multi-issue helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don’t know where to turn. You can get in touch via phone, email or text for free. Web: www.getconnected.org.uk

University can be a very demanding time, with lots of deadlines and stresses that can extend far beyond studies. Its normal for anyone to feel stressed and low at times, the recent media coverage of mental health has created a much better understanding of what mental health is and how it can affect celebrities, sports stars, absolutely anybody. There is nothing wrong with not feeling ok, the important thing is to talk to someone. A problem shared is a problem halved, our door is always! If you feel the need to talk to any member of staff we are here for you so please do so.

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