Good mental health is key to a good university experience. Help and support is here when you really need it
As well as being an incredibly exciting and enjoyable experience, studying at university can often be very challenging academically and personally, and there may be times where you, a friend or family member needs some support. Your mental health is no different to your physical health, and it is important to do all you can to take care of it, and get help if and when you ever need it. Brilliant organisations such as Student Minds, UMHAN and Students Against Depression can offer advice and support, and we work alongside organisations like these to help students access help and information if you need it. These pages contain advice on a range of mental health conditions, but if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, you should always contact your local A&E department (call 999) first, or a GP.
"Mental Health" isn't a condition, everyone has mental health throughout our whole lives - which includes everything from your emotional, psychological and social well-being. For any number of reasons, sometimes your mental health will be positive, and sometimes you may have a dip and start to struggle. Think of your mental health like a spectrum - sometimes you'll be at one end, sometimes you might be at the other, so its important to know what you can do to help yourself when you're struggling, and also when to access professional support -
As a students’ union we pride ourselves on acting as a sign post to other services that are provided at the University and within the city for our students. It is extremely important that you are aware of the welfare services available to you as a student at Sheffield Hallam. We understand that it can be daunting coming to university, being responsible for your own health and not knowing what services you have available to you but the Students’ Union aims to provide students with the knowledge of how to live a healthy lifestyle while at university.
See the Student Wellbeing website for information about the University's support services for students in relation to mental health and wellbeing.
Information on what the 5 ways to wellbeing are and how they can improve your mental health
Information on depression and feeling low, and support that’s available
Help and tips on dealing with stress and anxiety and where to access support
Ways to combat loneliness while you’re at university and where to get help if you need it
Information on eating disorders, what they are and support available
How to talk about mental health with others and how you can support your mates
Where to get help and support