Explains how you can look after your mental health as a student, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.
Preparing for graduation and moving on after studying can be both exciting and daunting. You may be thinking about your future career or about the support you will want after completing your course. It's a good idea to think about the steps you can take to help you manage the move out of studying and look after your mental health.
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Save the Graduate also has a helpful list of things to consider as you prepare to leave university.
Remember: lots of graduates describe the process of finding a career as trial and error. Most students don't have a road map planned out – you don't need one!
When you graduate, it is likely that the support networks you have may no longer be as easily available. If you are moving away from the city where you studied, it might be worth thinking about the support that is available in the new place you will be living.
If you are moving away from where you have been studying and are currently receiving support from your GP or an NHS service, you will need to plan how the move might affect the support you receive.
If you're starting work or returning to a job after your course, it's important to think about how you'll manage your mental health in this new environment.
Work, just like studying can take different forms; part-time, full-time, freelance, there are many options to find something that works for you.
This information was published in September 2018. We will revise it in 2021.
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