The World Health Organisation define health as "a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." You can find read more about looking after your health and wellbeing on UniHub and on our #TeamMDX wellbeing toolkit page. Your wellbeing is affected by your physical health as well as your mental health, and a number of other factors such as how you are getting on with your studies, your financial circumstances, and your personal relationships.
Our approach at Middlesex is one of health promotion, meaning that we encourage you to proactively look after your health by getting into healthy habits and practicing self-care. We have a number of resources to support you with this. We have a number of dedicated support services available to you and encourage you to reach out for support to be the most successful student you can be. You should contact the services as soon as you feel like you need support rather than waiting. You can find a summary of Support and Wellbeing at Middlesex on UniHub. Keep up with the monthly wellbeing spotlights - links to previous spotlights can be found below:
October 2021 - Healthy habits
November 2021 - Health conditions and disabilities
December 2021 - Sexual health and healthy relationships
January 2022 - Exploring your identity and developing gratitude
March 2022 - Procrastination and study skills
April 2022 - Stress management
May 2022 - Mental health & Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW)
June 2022 - Life skills & careers
We recommend registering with a General Practitioner (GP) or doctor as soon as you arrive at Middlesex or the UK. It's important not to wait to become ill to do this, but rather to be proactive. GPs are often the first point of contact and can refer you to more specialist care should you need it. If you are moving from another GP in England, your new GP should have access to your previous health records. The NHS has more information on getting medical care as a student. If you are an international student, visit the international students and healthcare page. You can register with some GPs such as The Uni Doctor before you arrive in the UK (if applicable), however you can decide to register with whichever GP you choose. Find out more on UniHub.
LinkedIn Learning is part of the LinkedIn network. It is a website packed full of videos, tutorials and fully-curated courses taught by recognised industry experts.
As a Middlesex University student, you have free access to this valuable resource, with which you can learn new business, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Use your subscription to this website to develop, supplement and enhance your learning and/or professional career at Middlesex University. Here are some LinkedIn Learning wellbeing resources.
You can find out more about LinkedIn Learning on the LinkedIn Learning LibGuide.