At #TeamMDX, we encourage you to look after your health proactively by engaging in self-care to look after your wellbeing. According to the World Health Organisation, health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
To keep yourself healthy through your time at university then, you need to develop healthy self-care routines. Self-care can mean different things to different people.
Like your physical health, you can support your mental health by developing self-care habits like eating well, getting enough sleep, moving your body, but also by talking about how you are feeling, keeping in touch with people you care about, asking for help when you need it and doing things that bring you joy. You can read this useful guide from the Charlie Waller foundation on starting university and keeping well.
We recognise that domestic abuse is a widespread problem that can affect victims both physically and mentally. It is not restricted to purely impacting on an individual’s personal life.
We are committed to highlighting the support that is available to those that are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.