The New Year brings about new opportunities and many of us like to make resolutions, commit to do things differently or make a fresh start, with many people considering how to improve their health and wellbeing.
The University is committed to supporting you in work and study, but we know at times the pressures of life can be difficult to manage.
To help with this, January sees the launch of the University’s first Wellbeing Hub – a website that brings together information on accessing mental health, physical health and personal development provision, as well as advice and guidance on what you can do to support yourself and others.
Acting as a one-stop shop for all the University’s wellbeing and support provision, you can also use the Wellbeing Hub to:
- find out more about wellbeing generally
- to explore opportunities and ideas to improve your wellbeing
- access support if you are concerned about your own wellbeing or someone else’s
All students can use the Hub, even if you are not based in Liverpool.
Dr Paula Harrison Woods, Acting Director of Student Administration and Support, said: “Finding support at times of crisis can be extremely difficult and knowing what to do if you are supporting a friend can also be tough.
“The Wellbeing Hub is an excellent resource that helps signpost students to the wide variety of support and guidance available for mental and physical wellbeing. I’d encourage all students to visit the site to find out what’s on offer, not only to maintain their own positive wellbeing, but also to know the signs to look out for and what to do next, when further help may be needed.”
During the assessment period, we know stress levels can rise. That’s why we wanted to remind you about the Counselling Service, which offers a range of self-help information if you need support to deal with stress, anxiety, depression and a range of other issues. You can find out more about dealing with exam stress here.
Even if you don’t need support with your wellbeing right now, it’s worth exploring the Hub so that you know where to go if you do need support in the future.
You can see a summary of the support on offer to you at the University on our Support and Guidance for Students page. If you would like to know more about the Wellbeing Hub, please contact Rachel Parkes in Student Administration and Support.