Balancing competing priorities at home, work and study can sometimes be a challenge, and if you experience bullying, harassment, sexual assault or domestic abuse, then this can have an impact on your physical and mental wellbeing. 

The health and wellbeing of our community is a priority to the University of Surrey and below are some ways you can ensure that you are healthy inside and out. 

Stay aware of your mental health 

  • Make time to think about how you feel and notice if your routine or behaviour is changing in a negative way. 
  • Look out for early signs that you may be feeling stressed or uncomfortable in a situation and take steps to change that. 
  • Keep a mood diary to help track what it is that is affecting the way you feel and function on a daily basis. You could write this down or use a mobile application.
  • Build your self-esteem to help you feel more confident and able to cope with obstacles that occur in life.

Look after your physical health 

Undertaking physical activities you enjoy can have a great positive impact on your mental and physical wellbeing. There are lots of options available on and off campus: 

Mental health and wellbeing 

1 in 4 people are affected by a mental health problem in any year and it is estimated that around 1 in 5 people have contemplated suicide or self-harm.

If you are worried or concerned: find out more about the help available.

Take care of yourself. It’s important that you take care of yourself. If you’ve heard something distressing or if something is troubling you, the University's Centre for Wellbeing offers confidential help and is open to students.

The Employee Assistance Programme, BHSF RISE, gives staff access to free personalised, on-demand advice and support from a team of mental health, financial and legal experts, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


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