Good mental health = good University experience, a guide from your SU Advice team


Having good mental health is key to a good University experience. Help and support is here when you really need it. 

As well as being an incredibly exciting and enjoyable experience, studying at University can often be very challenging academically and personally, and there may be times where you, a friend or family member may need some support. Your mental health is no different from your physical health and it's important to do all you can to take care of it and get help when you need it.

For support with your mental health, you can access the University wellbeing services here:

The following organisations also have information and advice that they can offer:


Mental Health Spectrum

Mental health isn't a condition, everyone has mental health throughout their life, which includes everything from your emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.

For a number of reasons, there are times when your mental health will be positive and sometimes you may have a dip and start to struggle. Think of your mental health like a spectrum - sometimes you'll be at one end, sometimes you might be at the other, so it’s important to know what you can do to help yourself when you're struggling, and also when to access professional support.



University Services

As a Student’s’ Union, we pride ourselves on acting as a signpost to other services that are provided at the University of Plymouth and within the city for our students. It's extremely important that you're aware of the welfare services available to you. We understand that it can be daunting coming to University, being responsible for your own health and not knowing what services you have available to you, but we aim to provide you with the knowledge of how to live a healthy lifestyle while at University.


University Mental Health Day is on Thursday 5th March Student Minds Self Care Evening