Leaving home and starting a new life, often in a new city, can be very exciting. But it can also be daunting adjusting to a new environment and making new friends.

The first few weeks are very busy and exciting. As you settle into campus life you will have to deal with many new experiences like course demands and juggling finances.

As a result, it’s important to know how to look after your emotional and mental wellbeing and to know what to do if you, or someone you know, is in need of support.

So, when you get to university why not check out the support services it offers students? That way you know where to go for help should you ever need it.

We know that a university counselling service plays an important role as part of an integrated student support network. It can help ensure students stay at university, do better in their academic work, and develop their employability skills. Plus, it improves their overall experience of being at university!

Do you know a YouGov survey found one in four students will have a mental health issue during their studies?

If it happens to you don’t try and cope on your own. Seek help and talk to someone.