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Upcoming Events

Infinite Tai Chi & Chi Kung session

Emelia May, Instructor at Wharfedale School of Martial Arts

Available Thursday 29th October

Halloween Special - 'Eye Love you Truffles'

Helena Garcia, The Wicked Baker, 2019 The Great British Bake Off

Available Saturday 31st October

Creative Coping Mechanisms workshop by Kimmy Keep Real

From free flow writing to art therapy techniques, Kimberley Robinson curates a follow along workshop to explore three creative ways of coping with the more difficult days.

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Online first aid app

Understanding some basic first aid can make you feel more confident, esecially when you are living away from home for the frst time. The Red Cross have created a great First Aid App to help you with all the basics. Read more about the app and how to download it here.

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Couch to 5k programme – getting running

Always wanted to get into running but not sure where to start? With the couch to 5k app you can start now and be guided week by week until you can run 5k. Download here and get your running shoes on!

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Look after your mental health using exercise

One of many great 'how to' guides created by the Mental Health Foundation. This guide explains all the positive ways exercise affects your mental wellbeing and offers tips to get started with your own routine. Click here to visit their website and downlaod your free guide.

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The Student Health App - Free to Download

The Student Health App provides easy access to more than 900 pages of reliable health information all in one place. NHS approved with regular updates,you know you are getting the best advice.

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How to sleep better

Sleep is influenced by lots of factors, and changes to routine can impact how many ZZZZs we get each night. The mental health foundation have created a resource to help you sleep better. Click here to visit their website and download your free guide.

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Pasta 4 Ways

Pasta is a staple in any student cupboard and here MOB kitchen are offering up 4 ways you can make it more interesting! Watch the video for a snappy guide to the dish or follow the good old fashioned written recipe below it.

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Cheap and Healthy Recipes

Two words that can only mean good things when it comes to eating on a budget - Cheap and Healthy. Check out BBC Good Food's list of 59 recipes which tick all of the boxes.

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The NHS EatWell guide

It's not always obvious to know what a balanced diet looks like, especially not when you need to eat on a budget. Check out the NHS Eatwell guide to get the basics on nutrititon and make sure you're getting the right balance.

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Self-care tips for managing anxiety

It's easy to feel like you are being managed by your anxiety and not the other way round. Here are some simple ways you can take back control!

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Mindwell self-care weekly planner and MOT checklist

A great way to help you keep track of your mental wellbeing, download the checklist and give yourself that much needed check in.

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Self-care tips for managing low mood

Managing low moods is sometimes more challenging if you don't know what's causing them. Here are some ways you can identify and cope with them when they do happen.

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Self-care tips for managing stress

Stress can be caused by lots of things in our life, all personal to us. Understanding what yours are and when they happen, will go a long way to helping you become more resilient.

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Looking after yourself - social media

We are becoming more and more aware of the negative effects social media can have on our wellbeing. Here are some helpful tips to take control of your social media experience.

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Coping with loneliness at university (blog)

Its totally natural to feel a little isolated when you first move away to university, its a big step and a lot of change to adjust to. Read this great blog from Young Minds to find out how to deal with these new feelings.

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Coping with loneliness - tips

Without the ususal distractions and busyness of university campus, its understandable to have feelings of loneliness. Here, Mind offer their top tips on how to work through it.

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Mindfullness

When you feel overwhelmed by everything around you, it can really help to centre yourself and focus on the small things which you can control. Follow these simple tips to practicing Mindfulness and take some time back for yourself.

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Coping with exam results stress and anxiety

Here it is, your free guide to handling exam stress and anxiety. Exams are part of your university exerience but the negative feelings don't have to be!

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Racism and mental health

The effects of racism in society can affect our mental health as much as any other experiences. Making sure you understand how to get help and support if it does happen is important. Here Young Minds offers some advice on getting help.

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Mental health support for LGBTQ+

Mental health affects us all but for some of us those experiences are intensified by social or personal influences. Finding the right support as part of the LGBTQ+ community is important, here the NHS shares mental health information and support available.

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8 relaxation techniques for your mental health

Sometimes the smallest actions can make you feel much calmer, its just a case of knowing what they are. Watch this video for 8 relaxation tips from Mind.

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Managing your mood with food

We have all experienced feeling "Hangry" but there are lots of other ways food can affect your mood. Watch this video from Mind to find out the 8 ways to manage your mood with food.

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5 ways to get moving and feel better

It's easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the exercise videos and latest fitness trends flooding our social media feeds. Mind have 5 tips to help you take a positive approach to exercise and support your mental health at the same time.

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First aid advice for a range of topics

Lots of conditions can be treated at home using some simple first aid. St John's ambulance give a run through of common conditions, ways to handle the situation and what to do next. Click the link to expore their advice.

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