Wellbeing

Here at LMSU we understand the difficulties faced by students, we are here for you during your difficult periods. On this page, we’ve included useful information, guides, links and events to help support your wellbeing.

If you need any more support, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at studentsunion@londonmet.ac.uk.

Here are a few things you could do to improve your overall health

  • Eat well and drink enough water
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Keep active
  • Be mindful
  • Talk about it

Eat well and drink water

Having a healthy and well balanced meal improves both your physical and mental health. It helps you stay positive, boosts your mood and helps you to think clearly. The same can be said for drinking enough water, make sure you are staying hydrated. You can always bring a reusable bottle to the university, there are multiple places where you can refill your bottle.

Get plenty of rest

Taking the time to relax is very important, but with everyday life taking a hold we can forget to do this. Taking regular breaks throughout the day to just relax will help you improve your mood and help you manage your stress levels. It is always good to take time out and just focus on yourself.

You should go for a long walk, listen to music or even relax in bed and binge the new netflix series that has come out. Everyone has their own ways of relaxing so you should find something that works for you

Keep active

Keeping active is a great way to improve your overall fitness but, studies have shown that exercising can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as antidepressant medication. It helps relieve your stress and tension through releases of endorphins. The Students’ Union offers a range of different sports, it may be worth considering joining a team. If sports aren’t exactly your thing then you can book slots for a gym session at the university gym.

Be Mindful

By being mindful we don’t mean just meditating, we also mean being mindful of others and being non-judgemental towards your peers. Taking the time out to understand others and yourself, being able to be as reflective as possible

Talk about it

Talking about what is on your mind can be a healthy release, the university offers a counselling service that is here to listen to your concerns, please reach out if you need someone to talk to.

If you need additional Wellbeing support please contact the University counselling service, they offer emotional support. Counselling and opportunities for personal development to all our students. They are pleased to share that students, who have used the Service for 6-9 appointments, report a 42% increase in their capacity to cope and 41% decrease in feeling isolated, whilst 93.5% stated that they are highly satisfied with the Counselling Service overall (Counselling Service statistics, 2020-21).

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