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Student volunteers cleaning up Brighton beach

Wellbeing Week: Friday – Give

Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy. Research into actions for promoting happiness has shown that committing an act of kindness once a week over a six-week period is also associated with an increase in wellbeing.

Young Couples Having Dinner at Home

Wellbeing Week: Thursday – Connect

Having good relationships, friendships and social connections with others is a key part of wellbeing. There is strong evidence that feeling close and valued by others is a fundamental human need.

3 students learning together

Wellbeing Week: Wednesday – Learn

Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the opportunity to engage in work or educational activities particularly helps to lift older people out of depression.

Groups of students taking a countryside walk

Wellbeing Week: Monday – Be Active

It’s Wellbeing Week at the University of Brighton, so we have put together some brilliant resources, each based around a central theme, to help you connect with other students and boost your mental health. Today’s theme is: Be Active.