Student Health Service

Health Guide

The information below is intended to provide general knowledge about common health concerns, and is no substitute for a professional diagnosis.

Alcohol and Drugs
Excessive alcohol and drugs have a detrimental effect on your health.
Asthma
Student Health Service GPs can help you identify and manage your asthma.
Cervical Screening
Women 20-70 should have regular smears to protect against cervical cancer.
Contraception
Discuss with a GP the best contraception for you and your changing needs.
Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety impact on your life. Advice and treatment is available.
Flu (Influenza)
Flu is more severe than a cold - the best protection is immunisation.
Meningococcal Disease and Meningitis 
Know the symptoms of meningitis as early detection is vital. Vaccinations against strains ACYW are available from Student Health or your family doctor.
Nutrition
Get advice on everything to do with nutrition and healthy living.
Physical Activity
Exercise for 30 mins per day, is improves your health and well being.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
Most STIs can be treated if detected early enough.
Smoking
Approximately 1 in 5 smokers are trying to quit. Are you one of them?
Travel Health
Plan ahead. Certain vaccinations require time to complete a course.

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