Anxiety at Uni; depression. Help would be good

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    Been experiencing some problems with anxiety, generally it's ever present and it's come up again now that I'm back at Uni.
    Last year I started Uni and moved into halls and moved out and just commuted, after a couple of months of still hating it. I was in a much better frame of mind with University after moving out but thought I'd give it another go this year, so I'm in a house share, four others, one of which I knew beforehand. The house is pretty quiet, and the people are fine, but for some reason I just can't shake this anxiety.
    I had depression over the summer, following on from a bad break up before the summer of which I think I didn't properly deal with, this in conjunction with a few falling outs around this and wherever I am I just seem to get occasional depression/anxiety as well as some problems with anger.
    I wish I'd addressed this before coming here. Since being here I've had a couple of breakdowns and generally it doesn't take much to set me off on one.
    I have no idea what to do now, I'm fed up of the mood swings and the down feeling I get here.
    Any advice from anyone on that?
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    Been experiencing some problems with anxiety, generally it's ever present and it's come up again now that I'm back at Uni.
    Last year I started Uni and moved into halls and moved out and just commuted, after a couple of months of still hating it. I was in a much better frame of mind with University after moving out but thought I'd give it another go this year, so I'm in a house share, four others, one of which I knew beforehand. The house is pretty quiet, and the people are fine, but for some reason I just can't shake this anxiety.
    I had depression over the summer, following on from a bad break up before the summer of which I think I didn't properly deal with, this in conjunction with a few falling outs around this and wherever I am I just seem to get occasional depression/anxiety as well as some problems with anger.
    I wish I'd addressed this before coming here. Since being here I've had a couple of breakdowns and generally it doesn't take much to set me off on one.
    I have no idea what to do now, I'm fed up of the mood swings and the down feeling I get here.
    Any advice from anyone on that?
    Thanks!

    Go and see your mental health team or GP to get soem therapy. Its a shame you didnt get it sorted out before returning. Regular exercise is pretty good for mild depression. Also good for getting rid of stress and agression , which you might find handy. Make sure you are eating a bakanced diet as well plus sleeping enough.

    Sounds like your house is ok, you dont mention your course, so theres not a lot oing wrong? Have you joined any societies, made many friends, doing anything fun? You ahve to push yourself out of it a bit, but in small steps. From what youve said it sounds recoverable.
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    Go and see your mental health team or GP to get soem therapy. Its a shame you didnt get it sorted out before returning. Regular exercise is pretty good for mild depression. Also good for getting rid of stress and agression , which you might find handy. Make sure you are eating a bakanced diet as well plus sleeping enough.

    Sounds like your house is ok, you dont mention your course, so theres not a lot oing wrong? Have you joined any societies, made many friends, doing anything fun? You ahve to push yourself out of it a bit, but in small steps. From what youve said it sounds recoverable.
    The course is okay, I mean generally it's basically a 3 day a week course (weds-fri) and the Uni have done loads of cutbacks so the only staff member we have is part time. This is part of why I wondered why I bothered moving up for it again. It's okay and I like the people on the course but most of them commute and I don't much like the city it's based in.
    I do know a few people around the city. Family members too. There are fun things but again, the Uni is diminishing, there's few functioning societies and there isn't a base campus.
    Thanks for the reply!
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    The course is okay, I mean generally it's basically a 3 day a week course (weds-fri) and the Uni have done loads of cutbacks so the only staff member we have is part time. This is part of why I wondered why I bothered moving up for it again. It's okay and I like the people on the course but most of them commute and I don't much like the city it's based in.
    I do know a few people around the city. Family members too. There are fun things but again, the Uni is diminishing, there's few functioning societies and there isn't a base campus.
    Thanks for the reply!
    Maybe its not the right uni or course for you and you would feel you were getting better value for money elsewhere? that would mean a transfer.
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    Maybe its not the right uni or course for you and you would feel you were getting better value for money elsewhere? that would mean a transfer.
    I like the people and the course subject, just not worth living in the city for. I may opt to move out of the city and commute, which is doable.

    (also thanks for the advice!)
 
 
 
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