Mental Health Awareness Week
Loneliness is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Loneliness is described as feeling alone, not necessarily being alone. Let’s delve into the good, the bad and the lonely…
- Low mood
- Low self esteem
- Poor sleep
- Increased anxiety
- Increased stress
At Bulla we conducted our own online survey amongst university students, to find out more about Gen Z’s mental health and behaviour.
- 21% of students said they feel lonely all the time in the past month, and 48% have felt lonely a couple of times.
- 76% cited their number one reason for stress at university as exams/assignments.
- 68% of students say their universities provide mental health support, but rate their support systems as less than adequate.
- Majority of students (35%) exercise 3 or 4 times a week.
Check out our top tips and tricks you can use in your everyday life to tackle loneliness…
- Understand your feelings
- Monitor your screen time
Limit your social media usage and instead go for a walk, draw something, meet a friend, have a bath or read a book! Read this list of 202 things to do instead of playing on your phone.
- Speak up!