Discover some quick tips for staying healthy while living life to the full at Sussex.

Get enough sleep

Getting a great night’s sleep will help you enjoy university life and look after your mental health.

Eat a balanced diet

Eating well will help keep your mind and body healthy.

Use our sports centres

You can become a member of Sussexsport or use our facilities on a pay-and-play basis.

We have two on-campus sports areas:

  • The Sport Centre, for indoor sports, exercise classes and the gym
  • Falmer Sports Complex, housing the main fitness rooms and sports pitches.

See our sports areas and a list of classes and facilities.

Discover ways to get active as a Sussex student and the benefits of an active lifestyle.

Look after your emotional health

Find out how to look after your mental health and where to get help.

If you’re concerned about your emotional health, your first point of contact is the Student Centre.

If you or a friend are in crisis, check where to go if you need help.

Sexual health

Find out how to look after your sexual health. You can also sign up for free condoms and answers to sexual health queries.

Sexual health check-ups and safer sex can help you to look after your sexual health.

Tip: Between 12 noon and 1.30pm on Wednesdays, the Students’ Union give out free condoms, sanitary products and drug testing kits.

Alcohol and drugs

Get information if you have concerns about alcohol, drugs and smoking.


You can buy over-the-counter medicine and pick up prescriptions from the campus pharmacy.

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