Feeling anxious, stressed, depressed or need to speak to someone? Our experienced and licensed counsellors (supported by the Student Services Department and your lecturers) are just a phone call or WhatsApp away to help you manage any anxieties or stress you may face during this period.

Hotlines

Ms.Lara


019-347 9697


Student Services


017-2127879

COVID-19 Hotline


012-661 2752

5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing

Stay Connected


Connect with others, your family, friends and community.


You could try:

Set time aside to connect with friends and family


Identify ways of making new friends


Take an interest in how your friends are and what they are doing

Stay Active


Find a physical activity that suits your level of mobility and fitness.


You could try:

Taking the stairs instead of the lift


Going for a walk at lunchtime

Take Notice


Paying more attention to the present moment can improve your mental wellbeing. This includes your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.


You could try:

Photography


Music


Yoga

Give


Research into actions for promoting happiness has shown that committing an act of kindness once a week over a six-week period is associated with an increase in wellbeing.


You could try:

Doing something for a friend or family member


Volunteer your time


Voice your appreciation of people around you

Keep Learning


Research shows that learning new skills can improve your mental wellbeing by boosting your self-esteem, building a sense of purpose and helping you to connect with others.


You could try:

Picking up a new skill via LinkedIn Learning or Coursera


Building on your cooking skills


Joining a new society


Taking up a new hobby