Mental health is at the forefront of lots of Universities agendas at the moment and understandably too, it is something that really must be prioritised. Mental health issues are highly common amongst students as well as the wider population too, so it really is nothing to feel embarrassed about.
You may not realise it but there really is plenty of support available and some of the most common issues students experience include:
- Relationship issues
- Low mood and depression
- Increased stress
The various student support services available with NHS GP are at your disposal. All you need to do is register today for student health advice. This allows you to book or cancel appointments online but also enables you to keep your details up to date, order repeat prescriptions without having to visit a surgery in person.
Additional Support Available?
If you are struggling and need some support, it’s really important that you speak to someone.
Often doing so brings an immediate sense of relief and there are often so many people who are willing to talk.
You may choose to speak to:
- A friend
- A member of your family
- A university tutor
- A counsellor
- A doctor
- A tutor may also be able to help you get in touch with university or other counselling services.
As well as this, many opt to speak to someone outside of their immediate circle. For example, there are plenty of student unions that also provide student-led services. Although these student mentors may not be qualified counsellors, you might want to talk about problems such as anxiety and low mood with someone who feels like more of a peer.
As well as this, Student Minds is the UK’s leading student mental health charity and Individual universities also usually have student night line services.
Becoming a student is a big transition for many young people. There are many changes relating to mental and physical health. For many, this is the first time that you’re living independently so accessing the right health advice is essential during your time as a student. If you’ve been feeling stressed about your studies or experiencing personal issues, our online resources and professional medical team are on hand to offer support across our four clinics in Wembley, Alperton, Willesden and Queen’s Park. Contact us for more.
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