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Your mental health this Christmas with Student Minds

Student mental health charity Student Minds work with students, service users, professionals and academics to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students. The charity has put together a section of their #StudentSpace page to offer students extra support over the Christmas break. Articles contain advice about navigating these last weeks of the year, with topics covering isolation, stress and studying during coronavirus.


Christmas is always seen as a positive and cheerful time for people across the UK. With the excuse of ‘be happy, it’s Christmas’ used to cover up some difficult emotions that people may be feeling. Our mental health doesn’t magically become easier to handle during the festive period. For many trying to get just get by, this time can feel like a grind. Especially when you’re constantly surrounded by the positivity you may not really be feeling inside.

You’re not alone with those feelings.


Contacting Student Minds

Any support you need, big or small, just get in touch.

Whether you prefer to contact by text, phone, webchat or email . This service from Student Minds will be running all throughout Christmas and the New Year. So there will be a service available to suit you and someone trained on the other end to listen. Also available is support for Muslim and trans students.

If you’ve seen fellow students struggling to cope lately (or maybe this applies to you) Student Minds have launched a Winter Donation Campaign to make 2022 a better year and provide students with better help and advice to manage their mental health.

Remember that it’s not only online help that is available to you. Your university may be able to offer you support with a variety of concerns. Student Minds have a search feature here for higher education providers in England and Wales.


If you’re staying at uni this year for Christmas, there are lots of things to do to keep you entertained in our latest blog

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