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Be Well

Be Well is a scheme to help us make small changes so we can live a balanced lifestyle.

Be Well breaks down health into five themes to show that being healthy is about making small positive changes over a few different areas. Balance is the key and Be Well has been designed to help you identify the small areas you can focus on to improve your overall wellbeing. The best part is you don’t have to be perfect in all of them, just try to do a bit of everything to have some balance.

The five areas are:

  • Be Active
  • Be Mindful
  • Be Healthy
  • Be Connected
  • Be You

As well as advice and tips in the pages below you can visit our Be Well Blog for advice and ideas from students about staying healthy or visit our web page for the latest news on Wellbeing activities you can get involved in.

Be Active

Walk, run, swim, cycle, explore new sports, try new activities and have fun. Do these frequently and creatively. Staying active doesn’t need to be a chore, even small changes and social activities can make a big difference.

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You are more likely to achieve in your studies if you take part in regular exercise. Even making small changes in everyday life such as taking the stairs, or cycling to University can make a difference. Maybe try a class? The Edge run various wellbeing classes including yoga and dance.

Be Mindful

Live in the moment and take notice of the things around you. Understand yourself through your experiences, respond well to situations, be calmer and perform better.

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Mindfulness is about being aware of the present and what is going on both inside and outside ourselves. This can help us become more aware and deal better with situations. Mindfulness can help to manage stress better, improve general health and physical health.

Be Healthy

Sleep well, cook new and healthy recipes, enjoy the outdoors, get away from your screen and make healthy choices. This will help to make you feel ready and get the most out of your day.

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One of the biggest areas of Be Well means being healthy is an great place to make some small changes, whether that’s eating better, getting more sleep, quitting smoking or drinking less, Be Healthy has some great tips.

Be Connected

Make time to connect with others around you to feel supported, encouraged, and part of a university, city, national and international community. Talk, listen and support friends, family, coursemates and neighbours and they will do the same for you

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There are a number of surprising health benefits to friendships and communities including lower blood pressure and a decreased risk of depression. This can often be the result of having your own support network you can turn to when needed or having people who make you laugh and share the same interests.

Be You

Celebrate individuality. Reflect on who you are and who you want to be to become the best version of yourself.

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Celebrating You can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing. Be You looks at some of those components such as faith, sexuality and culture that can reflect on who you are and help you to become the best version of yourself.

Contact Student Services

You can contact Student Services by phone, email or by coming to the Student Services Helpdesk.