Student Welfare

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When things are going well, it can be easy to take mental health for granted. Follow the tips below to nurture your wellbeing and increase your resilience. (You can also find some tips in the School Journal)

1. Share Don’t keep things bottled up. Talking about your feelings with friends, family or your college tutor is not a sign of weakness but of taking charge of your own wellbeing.

2. Balance studying with other activities Participate in societies and clubs, follow your passions and keep up your hobbies. You need a break from your studies.

3. Accept who you are - You are unique, don’t compare yourself to other people. Each person is on a different journey and following their own path.

4. Give to others - Helping others makes you feel better about yourself, even something as small as a smile, a thank you or a kind word.

5. Keep in touch with family and friends - You will make lots of new friends but it is important to keep contact with people who care about you and know you well.

6. Get active - Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem, help you concentrate and improve your sleep. Walk, cycle, dance or try something completely new!

7. Eat healthily - There are strong links between what we eat and how we feel. Eat regular meals and make sure you get some fruit and veg in every day.

8. Sleep well - Sleep is important to your physical and mental health. Sleep improves memory and concentration, reduces stress and anxiety. Remember to Unplug from phones and Social Media for some time each day – a change of scene is good for you!

For further information on Junior Cycle Wellbeing:

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