IH Positivity Board

We asked IH Resident to submit their favourite quotes to help spread positivity across the Hall. Here are a few of the many submissions we have gotten so far. Still want to submit one? You can do so until March 8th by using this form.


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"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - African Proverb

"Life is not full of problems, it is full of solutions waiting to be found." - Chinese Proverb

"If you don't believe in yourself, who will?" - Anonymous 

"I’d rather die regretting that I had done something than regretting that I hadn’t" - Anonymous

"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything." -Vincent Van Gogh

"If you wait until you're ready, you'll be waiting the rest of your life." - Unknown

"The best & most beautiful things in life cannot be seen, not touched, but are felt in the heart." -Helen Keller

"Life is like photography. Develop from the negatives." - Unknown

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

"Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it." - Unknown

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“Falha-se sempre na realidade aquela vida que se planeou com a imaginação.” - Eça de Queirós

"When you are trusting yourself, you are trusting in the wisdom that created you, which is infinite." - Wayne Dyer

"Work hard till your signature becomes an autograph :) " - Unknown

"Aspire to inspire before you expire." - Unknown

 

Boosting your Mental Health

Starting university can be an exciting time, but it can also be a very stressful time. StudentMinds is a UK Student Mental Health Charity, with lots of great resources, including this page on starting university. It gives lots of good tips and advice on how to cope with change and take care of yourself during this period. 

Image credit: Student Minds Charity

Image credit: Student Minds Charity

You're not alone

1 in 4 people in the UK experience mental health problems. 

In an NUS survey, 78% of students believed they experienced mental health problems in the preceding 12 months. 

The majority of students may experience stress, homesickness, anxiety and depression during their time at university. 

Image credit: Student Minds Charity

Image credit: Student Minds Charity

It's fine! 

There are many people and services around that can help you if you're not feeling well. At IH, the Warden's team is here to provide you with pastoral care 24/7. Although the members of this team aren't trained counsellors, they can provide a sympathetic ear and give you further advice on where to get help. 

Here is a list of places you can call or go to for mental health help: 

Samaritans - Call 116 123 to talk to someone. They accept calls 24/7 and are Free 

London Nightline - Call 0207 631 0101

Camden and Islington Psychological Services self-referral - icope.nhs.uk

Your GP is also there for your mental health, not just your physical health!

Your university may also have counselling services, so it is important to check with them or look on their websites. Here's a list of some of the University of London institutions' psychological services for students:

  1. University College London
  2. King's College London
  3. London School of Economics and Political Science
  4. Queen Mary
  5. SOAS
  6. City University
  7. Royal Academy of Music
  8. Goldsmiths

Here are a few links with useful advice on taking care of your mental health as a student:

1.  Looking after your mental well-being

2. Dealing with Exam Stress

3. Your Year Abroad

Of course, at any point, please feel free to reach out to the Warden's Team to discuss any issues regarding mental health or other concerns.