Following on from my last post about wellbeing week, these are some of my thoughts about things you can get involved with at the uni to aid your wellbeing all year round.
- Headspace – if you just want to chat, headspace is open in the SU 11am-3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays
- DOG – email email@example.com to book a slot on a Tuesday or Thursday to visit a DOG called Vinnie that comes into uni for the sole purpose of making you feel better. Dog
- Hungry for Change – a great way to improve your health generally is to be outside, and getting down to Hungry for Change’s plot at Brookfield to cook and grow some lovely things is a chilled out way to spend your time, whilst also picking up some skills employers love (like event management, social enterprise, and working with schools)
- LGBT support – if you’re part of the LGBT community, the Leicester LGBT centre run a lot of different groups designed to help young people enjoy the community and get through any difficulties
- Dance – there’s a myriad of dance societies at the uni. Joining in is my favourite way to exercise whilst also having a fun time with fantastic people. Even if you go on an ad hoc basis and don’t compete in anything, I’d definitely recommend it
- MHAS – the mental health awareness and support society at the uni involves a lot of cool stuff, like workshops, fundraisers, free hot drinks, and movie nights. Definitely recommend
This list is only stuff to make your every day better, but if you’re seriously suffering from an illness, speak to the mental wellbeing service at uni. I mean it’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good, and will hopefully be improving due to the SABB commitment to it this election.
Hopefully you found this useful, and let me know of any other ways to relax you recommend.