We had an AMAZING time last week at what was our busiest Well-being Fair to date – and from the feedback you’ve given us so far, you all had a great time too! From Yoga and Table-Tennis to Arts and Crafts, and of course our favourite therapy dogs, there was so much to get involved with to help you look after your mental health and well-being!
We’ve outline each area of the Well-being Fair below to highlight the different ways you can look after yourself and remind you of the different techniques and activities you can use to relax. Before you read any further we’d love to give a huge shout out to Joe Macdonald for taking these wonderful photos, and to Hobby Craft and The Co-Op for providing us with lots of arts and crafts supplies and fresh fruit!
Learning new skills doesn’t just mean getting more qualifications or boosting your CV with extra-curricular activities, but research shows that it also improves your mental health! There are lots of ways to bring learning into your life – why not try the LRC 6 book challenge?
We all know that asking for help is the first step to getting and staying well, but it can often be the hardest step to take. Knowing where to start and having someone to turn to can make it easier to reach out. Try visiting our Student Welfare Team in the Academic Support area down lower C corridor for a friendly face to talk to – they can also put you in touch with local organisations who are there to help.
It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to pay attention to your own thoughts, feelings, or the world around you! Stopping for a moment to focus on the present moment can improve your mental well-being. Take some time for a mindfulness session, try out some Yoga, write down some positive messages or play with some therapy animals.
Keeping active isn’t only great for your physical health but also your mental health! There are loads of ways to stay fit at Long Road – whether you join our gym, take part in team sports or just play for fun there is something you can get involved in. Head over to our Sports Centre to find out what sports and fitness activities you can take part in.
Small (or large!) acts of kindness, such as volunteering in your local community, can give you a sense of purpose, make you feel happier and more satisfied with life! Get in touch with Sam Plant to find out about the Long Road Volunteering Club or visit the Volunteering Page to see what current activities you can get involved in.