The University of Suffolk is promoting the importance of keeping mentally well during Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May).
The University has produced resources for applicants and current students, recognising the pressure some students might be under at this time of year as Chantalle Hawley, Head of Student Services at the University of Suffolk, explains “With assessments, exam results, the possibility of going to University and of course the global coronavirus pandemic; students could be feeling overwhelmed and need extra support. Here at the University we encourage students to be reflective and compassionate; to actively recognise their strengths and further develop resilience to challenges and achieve their full potential.”
“We’ve published the ‘All about you’ booklet which will be sent out to all offer holders. It’s also available online for our current students and highlights six steps to positive health and wellbeing such as keeping active, the importance of being connected and recognising when you might need extra support.”
“Once students are at the University, we offer a wealth of resources and sources of support such as counselling and study skills. Our disability and wellbeing team can help with tailored support and diagnostic assessment to ensure our students can access the bespoke support they need. We also have Suffolk Life Mentors which we launched last year with our Students’ Union where students are supported by fellow students.”
To find out more about ‘All about you’ click here
The University will be hosting a virtual open day on 27 June where students can find out more about the University and support available. Register for the event by clicking here
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