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To mark Movember, we touched base with ACM’s Designated Safeguarding Lead, Chris East, from our award-winning Student Services team, to learn about his tips for improving mental health, especially during the current national lockdown.

Speak to Someone


Speaking with others about your feelings can help improve your mental health and deal with times when you don’t feel great. Find someone you trust, including ACM’s well-being team or Togetherall (free sign-up to students), and open up.

Eat Well

It may sound obvious, but your body needs specific nutrients in order to function properly. Ditch any processed foods and ensure you have a balanced diet with fruit and vegetables.

Drink Sensibly

The effects of alcohol are only temporary, while toxins build up and make you feel worse in the long-run. Make sure to drink 3-4 litres of water a day to stay hydrated and in optimal condition.

Take a Break

No matter what you’re doing, make sure to take a break. A change of scenery by simply going for a walk or sitting in a park can have a significant impact on your mood and well-being.

Keep Active

improve your mental health by keeping active! Your body releases mood boosting endorphins during exercise which will keep you on track. Exercise can also help to improve your self-esteem, concentration and sleep pattern, whilst also keeping your vital organs healthy too.

Avoid Social Media

Taking a break from social media is important. Switching your phone off and taking a break from Instagram and Facebook can really help to improve your perspective on things and result in better mental health.

Digital Open Days

If you dream of achieving success in the creative industries, join us for our new Digital Open Day Experience. With new dates in November and December, we can’t wait to welcome you into the ACM community.

ACM Digital Open Day Experience