SLEEP, EAT, MOVE REPEAT: Fusion Students puts residents’ welfare first with new Wellness Week

SLEEP, EAT, MOVE REPEAT: Fusion Students puts residents’ welfare first with new Wellness Week

  • 27% of students suffer with mental health problems (YouGov)
  • February/March is a particularly stressful time for UK students (Fusion Students)
  • Fusion Students launches SLEEP, EAT, MOVE, REPEAT Wellness Weeks


According to Mind, around one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Those figures are reflected in the country’s universities, with YouGov reporting that 27% of students suffer from mental health problems.

Such issues can be particularly acute for first year students, most of whom are away from their established support network for the first time, as well as for students of all ages as the pressure of approaching exams mounts.

The problem is a growing one – a record 1,180 students dropped out of their courses entirely in 2014/15 due to mental ill health. The figure represents a rise of 210% from five years previously.

While many students are left to face their problems alone, one innovative student accommodation provider is working to break the silence and stigma that often still surrounds mental health issues.

Fusion Students is committed to providing the ultimate student lifestyle experience, working in partnership with leading managing agent Collegiate. In order to promote discussion of issues and ensure that a ‘mental health first’ approach is encouraged across its projects, Fusion Students has just held the first Fusion Wellness Week.

“Fusion Students is dedicated to ensuring our residents’ are afforded the best lifestyle possible during their time at university, thereby laying the foundations for wellness for the rest of their lives. Wellness encompasses physical and emotional health, so we need to do all we can to care for those two aspects in harmony.  That’s the core concept behind the Fusion Wellness Week.”

Warren Rosenberg, Co-Founder, Fusion Students


February is one of the most stressful times in the student calendar and the grey UK weather at this time of year, with its associated lack of vitamin D, certainly doesn’t help. As such, Fusion’s Wellness Week has centred around four main principles: sleep, eat, move, repeat.

Held at every Fusion site in the UK, the week-long series of events included yoga classes, a pamper night of facials and massages, mindfulness and meditation tuition, free smoothies, pancakes and breakfasts, a wellness workshop dealing with anxiety and stress, a puppy and dog room (where residents could pet and walk dogs under the guidance of Guide Dogs UK), personal training sessions and fitness classes.

“We care deeply about our residents’ wellbeing and wanted to do something to make a difference. As such, Wellness Week 2018 has encouraged students to ‘love themselves’ by nourishing their mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing.”

Warren Rosenberg, Co-Founder, Fusion Students


The events were a huge success. Attendance numbers were exceptional, with the pancakes, pampering and doggy room events proving particularly popular.

“Anyone can face mental health problems at any stage in their life. We need to do all we can to facilitate an open and understanding approach to mental health, and to nurture our young people to do what they can to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Hopefully the Fusion Wellness Week has done just that.”

Warren Rosenberg, Co-Founder, Fusion Students.


For more information, contact Fusion Students on 0117 405 7852 or visit