Welcome to this guide to the library resources that you can draw on to establish your own self care routine.
On the HOME tab you will find some of our recommended resources as well as some links to services that you can access for further support with managing your health and wellbeing. University is not just about studying, and maintaining a healthy mind and body isn't either, go to the WATCH & LISTEN tab to see some of our favourite videos and podcasts for an important break from study. Under EXPLORE you'll find a more in depth look at some of the books and e-resources that you can access via the library and remotely.
Our wellbeing is as multifaceted as we are; there are lots of ways to promote good health and as such we are inspired by the five ways to wellbeing model. For more information see the NHS 5 steps to mental wellbeing and the New Economics Foundation's guide to wellbeing during the pandemic.
Run by Student Minds, the student mental health charity, Student Space has a brilliant range of guidance and advice to help you navigate your own wellbeing. Lots of the advice is wrotten by students, and there are videos of people sharing their stories. Links to further support are available so whatever comes up for you, you are not alone.
That there is a link between academic achievement and health and wellbeing is well documented and discussed. In Be Well, Learn Well, Gareth Hughes presents an accessible model of the links between wellbeing and performance in higher education. The arrows point in both directions; mental and physical health, like academic success is effected by a range of factors, each unique to every one of us. This book thinks about some of the challenges of being at University, staying motivated, managing group work, dealing with stress and expectations, and offers practical wisdom on how to face such challenge. Available online.
The wellbeing of all students is a priority for the University of Brighton. Dedicated support is available from our Student Services team which includes online advice and guidance on a range of issues as well as extra help via our wellbeing services.
Support from the Students' Union on everything related to your time in Brighton as a student, whether that is housing, education or wellbeing. Plus the popular Quarantea and biscuits, providing a virtual space to come together and share information.
The University is signed up to Togetherall, an online service and community that provides support with anxiety, depression and other mental health isues. Login with your University username and password to access the service and find out more.