Training in the University pool
Training in the University pool
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Get active during Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week will see Oxford University Sport spreading the word about the impact that leading an active lifestyle can have on mental well-being.

It will be providing students with advice and information on how to cope with these issues during the stressful exam period, as well as hosting inclusive fitness classes between 14 - 20 May, where you can come along to enjoy a free trial session, and try something new.

Evidence shows that living an active lifestyle can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing.

The University encourages students to take advantage of the many opportunities offered to get involved in sports and lead an active lifestyle. Physical activity is an excellent way to take a break, switch off from studies, and make new friends while learning important life skills.

The Iffley Road Sports Complex has recently been redeveloped, and is a great place to get active on a treadmill, join a fitness class, or swim at your own leisure in the pool. 

Even a small increase in your activity levels can have a significant impact, so whether it’s getting off the bus a stop earlier, cycling to your tutorials or taking an evening walk, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity to add something new to your routine.

The University also offers extensive support for students, visit the welfare pages on the Oxford Students website to find out more about the help and services on offer.

Find out more on the Oxford University Sports website.