Today is World Mental Health Day.  This year’s theme is particularly important to us at Swansea University Libraries – ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world’. Young people can face many changes in their life, including starting university. It’s an exciting time, but can also bring some stress and worry alongside new opportunities. You’ll see staff in the library wearing green ribbons to show their awareness of mental health issues and their commitment to supporting good mental health.

If you would like to find out more about World Mental Health Day, go to the World Health Organization website.

Swansea University has Welfare Support available for different issues you might face while you’re with us. Don’t suffer in silence! There is also some self-help available in the libraries. Whether you’re dealing with issues from your past, current difficulties, or just wondering how to cook a meal on your student budget, the library has some books to help! The Wellbeing Collections in Bay and Singleton Park libraries include titles on managing stress, anxiety, ADHD, autism, OCD, eating disorders, insomnia, coping with abuse and more. There are also books on handling your finances and a selection of student cookbooks. Some books are available as ebooks.

If you need any help finding the right resources or services please ask a member of staff at the Information Desk, email customerservice@swansea.ac.uk or use our Ask a Librarian instant chat. We understand the importance of confidentiality when dealing with such requests.

October 10th, 2018

Posted In: Wellbeing


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