Free Mindfulness Course
Join our free online mindfulness course. Guided by experts, you can dip in and study anytime.
We can all experience stress in our lives at times. For some of us a little bit of pressure can be beneficial and help us to perform better while others may feel anxious or overwhelmed. It is important to be able to manage how you are feeling so that it doesn't become too much and have an adverse effect on your health.
Getting a good night’s sleep (of between 7-9 hours) will help you to learn at your best, improve your state of mind and hopefully feel happier!
Here are some simple tips to help you get a good night’s sleep:
Take our quiz and find out more about your sleep habits https://www.buzzfeed.com/studentlifeuoa/your-sleeping-habits-cantsleep-21zeg7rok6
For more ways to help to improve your night’s sleep visit: https://www.sleepfoundation.org/
Your safety and wellbeing at university is important to us. We have a number of internal services and resources available to protect our community. To find out more please visit: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/students/support/safety-3396.php.
Listed below and some external services that are available to help keep you safe and they are all completely free. You are not alone.
For information on personal safety when you are out and about, protecting your home and internet safety visit: https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/
For help in an emergency you should always dial 999. This is when there is risk of injury or loss of life or if you witness a crime in progress. For all non-emergency you can contact the police on 101.
|BeActive and Sustainability|
We should aim to exercise at least 30mins per day. The easiest way to do this to make exercise part of our daily routine. One way in which we can do this is to travel actively and sustainably.
Watch our video on how you can travel sustainability around Aberdeen with the current restrictions in place: Watch Video
Benefits to you and the environment:
How to travel more sustainably:
|Student Support Services|
Getting on top of your finances at university can be stressful. But please don’t worry we are here to help you the best we can. You can visit the New Student website for advice and to download the personal budget planner take control if your finances.
The student support team have also coordinated free money advice sessions with the Financial Capability Team at Money Advice Scotland. Session details are below.
Top Saving Tip: Don’t forget to ask for student discount when you are out and about and check out My Uni Days; Save The Student and Student Beans who provide great deals specifically for students. You don’t always have to go out to socialise with your friends either. In light of current government guidelines why not hold a virtual movie night or quiz with your friends.
A good study life balance is essential to avoid a burnout and make the most of your full academic ability. It’s important to look after your mind and your body and take some time to yourself each day. It’s easy to get caught up but slowing down and taking time for yourself each day will help you to be at your optimum and build resilience.
Check out the video of our counselling team sharing their best self-care tips
Things to note:
Sometimes its okay to not be okay please remember you are not alone. If you need support visit: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/students/student-life/student-advice-and-support.php
This World Mental Health Day, pause to consider the impact it may have had on you. The months of restrictions and lockdown have affected us all in different ways and it’s okay to feel overwhelmed. We all have a mental health and, just like our physical health, we have to take care of it, now more than ever.
Pledge to #DoOneThing to look after your mental health today:
If you are feeling overwhelmed or need support you will find a list of resources that can help.
Remember you are not alone if need someone to talk to counselling service is open for virtual appointments. For more information visit: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/students/support/counselling-3635.php