Did you know that almost nine in ten (87.7%) students have struggled with feelings of anxiety?
Much like other mental health issues, anxiety can be incredibly isolating but you are not alone. Did you know that 87% of students have struggled with feelings of anxiety? It can take a lot of bravery, but opening up to friends and family around you can often help to make you realise that you’re not alone.
Speak to people about how you’re feeling and let them know how they might be able to help in the future.
University can be a time of great freedom and while that’s an amazing opportunity, it can sometimes lead to a lack of routine which can contribute to hectic sleeping patterns and a lack of physical activity.
Increasing physical activity can be a great way of helping to build a routine and reduce anxiety and stress levels.
Did you know that people who exercise every day reduce their risk of anxiety and stress levels by more than 40%?
Did you know that people who exercise every day reduce their risk of anxiety and stress levels by more than 40%? Why not take a look at some sports societies happening on your campus? It can be a great way to meet new friends while also reducing the risk of experiencing further levels of anxiety and stress.
No time for a society? Try to take some easy, manageable steps towards building physical activity into your daily routine. If you’ve recently moved to a new town or city for university, take some time to explore! Strap your trainers on and go for a walk. Small things like getting off the bus one stop sooner can help to clear your head and get your steps up.
Seeking help for any mental health issue can be incredibly daunting but if your anxiety is affecting you in your daily life, it might be worth considering booking an appointment with a professional.
Here’s a few places you can find help at university: