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    Currently yes, but not in the past
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    Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.

    This year, theme is 'workplace wellbeing,' so we're asking you...

    Do you feel mentally healthy at school, college, uni or work?

    Is there enough focus on wellbeing? Do you know what to do when you don't feel mentally healthy?

    What does your school, college, uni or workplace do to support wellbeing?
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    I don't feel mentally healthy at all, but that'll be no surprise to anyone on here That said, I *am* able to deal with things a lot better than I used to, so swings and roundabouts, etc.

    I don't think there is enough focus on wellbeing in any of these places tbh, as institutions and work environments. I think people are under so much pressure with targets and budgets, etc. that wellbeing of those involved gets pushed towards the bottom of the priorities list. This is a shame and kinda counterproductive too - because the more well people are, the better they will be able to focus on tasks at hand. So it's in everyone's interests that everyone is having good 'workplace wellbeing' :yes:

    I am a part-time PhD student, as well as having a part-time job with a mental health charity. At my uni, there is a really wonderful disability office, with five really lovely ladies running things. There's a specialist mental health adviser (no such post at my Masters uni, afaik) who has the massive job of looking out for every student who has declared a mental health problem to the uni (approx. 300 of us!). There is also a student-run Mental Health Network, which puts on events. Last year for example, they invited Jonny Benjamin to speak :love:


    At work, there are various things in place to look after mental wellbeing. I recently returned to work after 2 weeks off sick, and everyone was so nice and understanding
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    You can check out the Mental Health forum if you are looking for any advice or help with issues you may have.:yep:

    The Disabled Students is also a place to go if you're having problems in the workplace or anything, knowing your rights, that kind of stuff.

    Please check out this marvellous thread for anyone currently studying and facing stress or any other physical or mental problems.:yes:

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    I often think that a lot of people do not feel mentally healthy, but will not get medical help because they don't believe that their case is severe enough. It doesn't matter how trivial you think it is. It may get worse, and a doctor would prefer to see you earlier to get preventative treatment than be providing a cure.:sadnod:

    I've not faced any significant mental health problems myself (touch wood) but know lots of people who do and have looked at this sort of stuff with an academic interest too.
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    Yeah I had depression for over a year which seems completely out of proportion when I look back at it; however, there was nothing I could really do about it apart from waiting it out.
    Slowly I got better but that was mostly due to my will to get out of the toxicity I'd let myself swim in.
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    Yes I would say so

    I think its important to be realistic though and realise that the default state of the brain is not 'happy', maybe a lower level of 'content' , don't worry if you feel down from time to time or dont feel happy every morning
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    I've had times where I feel down for long periods of time and have no motivation to do anything and lock myself away from the world for weeks but I always end up bouncing back

    I'm currently feeling great though and feeling positive :yes:
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    Absolutely. I've never suffered from mental health issues before, thankfully. Feels good
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    I'm on my way there
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    I started a job 4 weeks ago and I'm really really struggling. I ticked the "I have a disability " box on the form when I got hired but I feel too scared and embarrassed to talk to anyone about how much I'm struggling. It's a good job and I know I should be thankful I have it but everyday is such a battle. I think the worst part is trying to hide what's going on with me from my colleagues. They already think I'm kinda weird and I feel so ashamed of myself and like I need to pull myself together or they're going to think even worse.

    I really don't know what to do. I know this organization took a chance on me as I have little experience and I have little chance of getting another job this good but day to day I am having a lot of difficulty holding things together.
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    I'm a million miles from where I was a year and a half ago so I'd say mentally healthyish.
    Tbvh schools do little to nothing in ACTUALLY supporting students with their mental health. The only way i got some help from my old sixth form was when I was in dire need of counselling (a few weeks before my AS exams). I ended up having to repeat the year without seeking a diagnosis of anything (it's my fault that I didn't find the courage) I don't want this to be too long so yh.
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    I have no diagnosed mental health problems or anything but I personally don’t think I’m completely mentally healthy - I fluctuate between periods of intense motivation and productivity, to periods of feeling hopelessly low, sad and empty, with a general feeling of “meh” somewhere in between - and when I’m at school I also tend to be very jittery and self-conscious too. It’s really not pleasant - aside from the actual moods themselves, the constant transitions are bloody exhausting, which makes the feelings even harder to cope with. It gets very tough sometimes

    Stress affects me awfully too, so I tend to feel at my worst when I have important exams coming up or lots of deadlines to meet. Luckily since it’s been like this for a couple of years now, I’ve anticipated the stresses of this academic year and so hopefully I’ll be able to cope with it when it hits

    No one in my school knows how I struggle, there’s not a single teacher I could ever trust enough to tell - this does make it difficult as it has meant I’ve been yelled at for not completing work due to going through a rough time mentally countless times :sigh:

    In my experiences, teachers have never been approachable enough for me to discuss my mental health with, which is a real shame
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    Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.
    Didn't know that was a thing.

    Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day. This year, theme is 'workplace wellbeing,' so we're asking you... Do you feel mentally healthy at school, college, uni or work? Is there enough focus on wellbeing? Do you know what to do when you don't feel mentally healthy? What does your school, college, uni or workplace do to support wellbeing?
    I feel mentally healthy yes, but if I didn't why is it my uni's responsibility to give a ****? That would be my issue to handle and as such I would see someone about it, you can't expect any educational or work environment to look after you like an infant.
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    (Original post by SomeWelshGuy123)
    Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day.
    Didn't know that was a thing.
    I feel mentally healthy yes, but if I didn't why is it my uni's responsibility to give a ****? That would be my issue to handle and as such I would see someone about it, you can't expect any educational or work environment to look after you like an infant.
    You're right. Universities and workplaces shouldn't make adjustments or "baby" people with heart disease, or a broken leg, or back pain, or cancer either. The receptionist at my work spent yesterday calling round different people in the organization trying to see who could get her the most supportive desk chair as she recently had surgery and her current one hurts her back, I mean what does she expect her work to look after her like an infant?
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    I didn't get diagnosed until I was in my second year at university, and had no help with my mental health until I was in my second year at university, without it I would've dropped out in my third year and not passed my degree. Despite having long-standing issues (since childhood). I can't currently work because of it (and my physical disability/chronic illness). It's not been this bad before.
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    I spoke to my doctor this summer after hitting an all time low last year with my MH, but wasn't able to get a diagnosis as I left the country for an indefinite period of time. I'm 98% sure it's depression and anxiety, and maybe even PTSD although I'm not so sure about that.
    All I know is that my MH has been a shambles for around 5 years now and I hit rock bottom last year.


    Belonging to an asian family, our culture and society isn't very accepting of thesr things so it's hard to deal with and express openly, but after a very heated outburst with my mum, I feel like she might (somewhat) understand. That's good, but I've definitely still got a LONG way to go.

    My college has designated guidance counsellers for anyone with MH concerns, but I'm just not ready to do it yet. It was hard with my doctor and I don't think I can do it all again, even though I know I need the support at this point. :facepalm:
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    Not at all. Some days I'm okay, but some days I just want to stop existing. I feel like everything I'm doing is just a distraction.
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    Lol.
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    Rationally: If the majority of people aren't mentally healthy, by logic, that means they are just normal, not mentally unhealthy. This makes the whole poll and premise of the question redundant.
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    if anyone is going through sixth form, then mental health is really never perfect. there's so many different source of stress.
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      if anyone is going through sixth form, then mental health is really never perfect. there's so many different source of stress.
      I'm fine acc
     
     
     
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