Today (10th of October) is World Mental Health Day and this year the focus is on Young Adults.
Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and of course, starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times but they can also be times of stress and apprehension. In some cases, if not recognized and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness.
#mentalhealth of young people in Europe is a vital concern, where roughly 1 in 5 adolescents experience mental and behavioural problems in any given year.
As a School of Health educating people about mental health issues, the well-being of our own students is also a priority. So if you are a student and you are experiencing stress at University you may find this link useful.
If you are a student at UWS then this webpage may also be useful. Click Things not going well?