Certain factors have been found to help boost wellbeing including good physical health and diet, maintaining a good sleep pattern, building relationships with others, volunteering (giving something back) and meditation. Making time for these may seem a lot to ask when students are trying to manage deadlines or exams but attending to some of these factors is just as important as studying, even during busy periods.
If students have good mental wellbeing they are able to:
- feel relatively confident in themselves and have positive self esteem
- feel and express a range of emotions
- build and maintain good relationships with others
- feel engaged with the world around them
- live and work productively
- cope with the stresses of daily life
- adapt and manage in times of change and uncertainty
The Wellbeing Referral Programme
The Student's Union ran a successful wellbeing referral programme in 2018/19 and are keen for Advisors to refer any advisees that are struggling with low mood, anxiety, or with the pressures of university life in general. This programme is delivered one-to-one and has been developed to help students improve their well-being by getting active and eating better. if you feel your advisees would benefit from boosting their wellbeing please refer them to the QMSU Wellbeing Self-referral programme to sign themselves up.
Other links below may also be useful for your students: