It is important that you take care of yourself so that you do not fall ill – making sure your vaccinations are current and that you take care when preparing food will help keep you healthy, as well as having a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Meningitis can be a very nasty and sometimes fatal virus. So we would encourage you to read our simpleoverviewof what to look for and how to protect yourself and your friends against this very nasty virus.
Illness goes beyond physical symptoms, however. There has been a growing recognition in the importance of having good mental health, especially amongst students who can be prone to suffering depression, for example. Asking for help is imperative if you are feeling low – no one will judge you for feeling this way.
The NHS, again, is a great resource as is talking to your GP, but you should also liaise with the Disability Support Service on ways in which we can support you through your studies.