Millie Kidson writes for LSMedia on the mental health problems facing many students, and the importance of accessing support:
Each September as a new group of students head off to university, many of them moving away from home for the first time, one phrase will be heard more than any other – “you’re going to have the time of your life”.
Despite a little homesickness, students are continually told that they’re having fun, that everything will pick up. When your friends are all over Facebook covered in UV paint, it’s easy to see their lives through a selective lens and wonder why you aren’t having that much fun.
With 1 in 4 people experiencing mental health difficulties at some point during their lives, it becomes clear that many of these will be students. With the added pressure of financial worries, academic work and a new home, the support in place becomes absolutely vital…
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