Yesterday, Saturday 9 October, marked World Mental Health Day. In these uncertain times, we are all learning to adapt and deal with events that are unprecedented in our lifetime and I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of how important it is that we look after our mental health and wellbeing. If you do experience personal or academic challenges that are affecting your health and wellbeing, I encourage you to seek help and advice.
Royal Holloway is a close knit and supportive community and we offer a wide range of services to help you if you begin to feel overwhelmed. If you would like to talk to someone, please contact our Student Advisory and Wellbeing team, by emailing supportingyouroyalholloway.ac.uk
On our student intranet
, you can find out more about the services we offer, guidance on maintaining your wellbeing, and more information about the services provided by our Student Advisory and Wellbeing teams.
Being part of a community also means that we look out for one other. If you are concerned about the health and wellbeing of anyone in our community, please contact our Wellbeing team.
As you settle in to the new and unique academic year, having equal daily amounts of rest, study and social time, including keeping fit and active is key to academic success and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We have recently introduced our Royal Holloway Moves
app for our students and staff, which rewards you for being active. You can earn points for a range of activities which you can redeem for a variety of rewards on campus, whether you’re walking to get a coffee or out for a run.
I encourage you to reflect on your mental health and wellbeing, take a look at the resources on offer and reach out for support if you need.
Professor Paul Layzell,