You may have returned to LJMU after a break, the darker evenings are getting you down, or you just miss home.
Whether home is close by or far away, you are not alone. Research shows that 35% of students experience homesickness.
Here’s some advice, from our Student Advice and Wellbeing team, if you are feeling homesick.
Acknowledge how you feel and believe it will pass as it often does.
Talk to someone
Whether that’s your friends, course mates, family, talking to someone can really help. You may be surprised how many people are feeling the same way as you.
Take your mind off it
One of the best ways to stop feeling homesick is to take your mind off it. That’s often easier said than done, but try to get outside, do some exercise, socialise or try something new at university. JMSU has a range of sports team and societies for you to join.
Keep in touch with people from home
Facetime or message family and friends and keep them up to date on your university life. You’ll then find yourselves talking about the present and the future of your life in Liverpool, rather than what’s going on at home.
Access help and advice from Student Advice and Wellbeing
If you’re homesickness is not passing and is beginning to affect your studies or your mental health, you can contact the Student Advice and Wellbeing Team by:
Drop-in 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday, in the Student Life Building
Call: 0151 231 3664,
and they can book you in for a face-to-face, virtual or phone appointment.