Get involved with UOW Wellbeing 

Yoga, tai chi and meditation are just some of the activities offered through UOW Wellbeing designed to keep you happy and healthy. Cameron Faricy, from UOW Wellbeing, says, “We find that not only by doing those activities people get more relaxed, but they are also meeting people.”

Coffee

Drink coffee

According to research from Harvard, a great cappuccino can also be a helpful anti-depressant, with reduced risks of suicide found in regular coffee drinkers.

Clubs

Join a club or society

With over 100 clubs and societies at UOW, there’s bound to be something for you! Cameron Faricy says, “A sense of community is a good thing… You find a lot of people in communities generally have a higher sense of wellbeing.”

Food 

Eat healthy

Many of the nutrients found in healthy meals, such as calcium and iron, have been linked to an improved mood. So get eating!

Change

Change of scenery

Sometimes improving your mood is as easy as changing the scenery, says Cameron Faricy. “Go for a walk on the beach, have a coffee, just change it up every now and then.”

Hydrated 

Drink water

Even something as simple as keeping hydrated can lead to an improved mood! Research published in The Journal of Nutrition found that mild dehydration in young women is linked to a negative mood.

Music 

Listen to music
Not sure how to improve your mood? Combining positive thinking and upbeat music is a surefire way to get happy, according to the University of Missouri.

Physical 

Physical activity
There’s plenty of ways to get involved in sport at UOW. Not only will you be keeping yourself physically fit and healthy, but you could also be improving your mental health by staying happy.

Study too hard

Don’t study too hard

While studying for exams and working on assignments is essential, it’s important to keep a balance between uni work and free time. Cameron Faricy says, “People generally spend too much time studying, or just not doing enough.”

Help 

Get help if you need it

There are many resources available to students if you’re not feeling 100%. UOW Wellbeing and a free counselling service are both available on campus for anyone looking for help.

Jon Bragg – Multimedia Reporter

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