Everyone has mental health.
Mental health determines how we think, feel and behave. It can affect how we interact and form relationships with others, as well as our ability to cope, adapt, and solve problems; which can negatively influence how happy we are and our productivity. For example, poor mental health can affect our energy levels, concentration and optimism, as well as our our dependability. For some students, poorer mental health may make it more difficult to learn and / or finish their degree.
Thus, maintaining good mental health is essential for personal wellbeing and development, as well as being able to contribute to society.
With higher fees, the pressure to succeed, increased competition for jobs and peer pressure around campus, students are under more stress than ever before. According to website ‘save the student’, reports show that one in four students experience mental health challenges whilst at university.