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University Mental Health Day 2020

University Mental Health Day 2020

by Newcastle University

It’s University Mental Health Day & we’re here to make sure you know more about the support available to you.

Why is mental health important?

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One in four adults experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do.

Improved mental health and wellbeing is associated with a range of better outcomes including improved physical health, social interaction, educational achievement, employment rates and productivity.

The 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing

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Everyone may need a bit of extra support from time to time & evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. Learn more about the 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing.

As a member of NUSU, you also have access to many opportunities including, societies, sports clubs, activities and volunteering to help improve your wellbeing alongside your studies.

How can you help others?

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Know the signs; Low mood, Anxiety, Loss of motivation.

If a friend says they’re fine, they might not be. To really find out, ask twice.

Learn more about how you can help a friend or loved one in need of support.

Who can help you? iNCLude app

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Preventative care is also important. Our free, iNCLude app is designed to help you take small steps to improve & maintain your wellbeing. Download iNCLude now.

Who can help you? CBT

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you to identify and change thought patterns that have a negative influence on behaviour.

Silvercloud online CBT is available to all Newcastle University students, free of charge.

Who can help you? Counselling

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It's not just those who have a diagnosed mental health condition that can benefit from counselling.

Our Wellbeing team offers counselling and mental health disability support to all our students. Learn more about the support available to you.

Who can help you? Emergency Care

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If you are worried about your safety or feel at risk of harming yourself, you need to access help immediately. Learn more about the support available to you.

Who can help you? Support Services

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Whether you’re struggling with Faith and Spirituality, Disability, Sexual Violence, LGBTQA+, Finances or being a Student Carer, learn more about the support available to you.

Additionally, SafeZone is a free app for all students and staff that connects you directly to our University Security Team whenever you’re in need of urgent help while on campus. Download SafeZone now.

Who can help you? Bessie

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Time spent with animals can alleviate worry, provide comfort and mitigate against feelings of isolation and loneliness. Our newest Health and Wellbeing recruit Bessie the Jack Russell makes herself available for walks, cuddles or just to listen.

The act of playing or listening to a musical instrument can help us savour a moment of ‘time out’ in the midst of a busy day. Pianos on Campus can now be found in our Students’ Union, Frederick Douglass Centre and Dental School.