Mental illness

Mental health is everybody's business.

Just as we all have physical health, we all have mental health. And just as you can catch a cold or flu, you can struggle with mental health issues. Mental health fluctuates; it is dynamic, as shown on the graphic below.

‌‌Stages of wellbeing presented as a continuum.
Graphic by mindyourheadyork.org

Our mental wellbeing is constantly changing in relation to what is going on around us. Most of the time we can manage our mental health, and there are many things you can do to improve your wellbeing and increase your resilience.

But, if things escalate beyond your control and your studies are affected, it is important to know you are not alone. Help is available.

Take the Mental Health Foundation survey to see how you score for good mental health.

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Call 999 for emergency services - or for security services on campus call 01904 32 3333 or use the Safezone app.

Mental illnesses