Wellbeing update January 2017


2 years ago, here in the Student Wellbeing and Development Service, we had a bright idea to help Year 1 students with their wellbeing in the run up to their summative exams. For 6 weeks, we produced an update with tips and advice on revision, coping with exam stress and worry, and ideas for interesting ways to maintain wellbeing and stay connected

Last year, we rolled out the updates to all students, and ran them from Easter through to the end of term. Most weeks we got 500+ views, and feedback was very positive. In view of this, we're starting even earlier this year to help you all get the most out of your studies and of your time in this great city and university.

Alongside wellbeing advice, we'll be suggesting things to do and see in the city, many of them free or costing very little. We also welcome feedback and your suggestions for items to include, so if you have a genius wellbeing idea, let us know!

Our updates will broadly follow the 5 Ways to Wellbeing...

Keep Learning - embrace new experiences; surprise yourself!


Here's a brief introduction to what research suggests works, and, perhaps more importantly, what isn't so effective! Variety is the spice of life, so why not try out some new techniques to add to your repertoire?

Take Notice - remember the simple things that give you joy.

The sun is shining today, but it in the unlikely event (???!) of inclement weather in Liverpool, here are some great suggestions for things to do to get out of the cold and wet. Many of them are free, or cost very little.


This weekend sees the celebration of Chinese New Year. Liverpool has the oldest Chinatown in Europe and there will be events taking place all weekend. A stunning free 'Lumiere' show is taking place at the ceremonial arch at the entrance to Chinatown with projections across the arch and adjoining buildings depicting a story from Chinese mythology, Jingwei and the Ocean. The following page gives details of the events, locations and timings:

If you find yourself in need of support or advice on any issue, please don't hesitate to contact the Student Wellbeing and Development Service. Our office is in room G04 in Cedar House, or you can ring 0151 794 8756. Our email address is medsupport@liv.ac.uk
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