It is better to anticipate and prevent #future problems than to realize how they could have been avoided after the fact. I’m a great believer in #prevention rather than cure, when it comes to mental and emotional health.
This is a student’s perspective, someone who’s been through the #Uni transition experience, where support prior to their big life change would have helped her through a tough start.
We underestimate the amount of stress and overwhelm that #youngadults go through when they go to Uni. We’ve had great experiences, so much fun and made great life long friends, but we forget the level of #expectations, personal turmoil and #pressure we also went through at the time. If we really reflected…..it really wasn’t easy at the beginning, having to make new friends, living with people you might not like, learning in a way that was alien to you and no one to talk to about what you were going through. Because no one really understood what you were going through – not until you made real friends and how long did that take?
We were in a world of “just get on with it” and “it’ll be fine”, but how did it impact on our #mentalhealth? Could this be the reason we’re seeing such a rise in mental health issues in society today, suppressed anxieties and experiences which we’ve held onto since our days as #youngpeople? How has this impacted our #success, our #joy, our ability to live a happier life?
This isn’t about someone being weak or thinking that they’ll fail, it’s about proactively managing your mental health when you know you’re about to go through a tough period in your life.
It’s about being #prepared
It’s about #managingexpectations
It’s about #foresight
Our #youngadults will be starting #University in just a couple of months!
So if would like to help and support the young adult in your life, click on the link in the comments and take a look at this unique programme helping students to settle and thrive at Uni. Or DM me and I’ll send you the link.