Accessibility statement

Eat happy

Posted on 16 February 2019

Cooking together and sharing a meal can do wonders for your mental health - and pocket.

Dog dressed as chef. Text is: Eat happy - prepare and share a meal with others #UoYwellbeing

What you eat may affect how you feel - but when and where you eat can have an effect too. Cooking and sharing a meal with others can help improve your mental health, whether it’s helping you to wind down, providing a chance to socialise and feel connected to others, or taking a mental break from your busy day.

You can also help your pocket. Buying in bulk works out much cheaper than portions for one. Get your friends together, decide on a time and place, take turns to choose recipes and discover new foods and flavours. And don’t forget you can share on the washing up as well!

To help you get started, take a look at these easy recipes:

Or go to the BBC Good Food student collection.

Let us know how it goes - share your group culinary creations using the #UoYwellbeing hashtag!