Connect for wellbeing

There are a lot of ways in which you can connect for wellbeing. Here are a few suggestions:

Relationships

Healthy relationships are crucial to our wellbeing. Strong relationships with family and friends allow us to share our feelings and know that we're understood. They provide an opportunity to share positive experiences, and can give us emotional support. They give us a chance to support others, something else that's known to promote mental wellbeing.


Can you build on your existing relationships?

  • In a friendship or relationship, make time to spend with each other, without TV, phones or tablets - do an activity together or just talk
  • Phone someone instead of texting, messaging or emailing them
  • If you have a personal problem - is there someone close to you that you can talk to about it?
  • Contact someone you haven't seen in a while

Can you build new friendships/relationships?

  • Get involved in something - Theres a wealth of societies and things to do at university - it doesn't matter if you miss the fairs at the start of the year - see this student union resource for events, societies and volunteering opportunities
  • If you have a personal problem - is there someone close to you that you can talk to about it?
  • Can you invite someone to do something with you? even if they can't do it they are likely to be grateful for the invite
  • Talk to someone you wouldn't normally talk to
  • Would you like to meet someone from a different culture to your own? you could join the university's culture connect scheme as a mentor or as a mentee
  • Consider taking part in something from Active Wellbeing

How else could you connect more?

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