Bristol club Motion finds 90% of young people believe clubbing improves mental health

Bristol club Motion finds 90% of young people believe clubbing improves mental health
Bristol club Motion finds 90% of young people believe clubbing improves mental health

Motion, the 4,000 capacity nightclub in Bristol, has carried out a study which reveals that 90% of young people believe that clubbing improves mental health.

This study was a questionnaire completed by 318 students from Bristol and surrounding areas. The Motion team conducted the survey as part of their Keeping Bristol Moving campaign, which tries to get people into clubbing.

Keep Hush has undertaken a study which shows that after the pandemic, only 25% of Gen-Zs said they were still interested in clubbing. Clubs were closed during Covid-19 and we all promised we would never take them for granted, but with many people turning 18 during lockdown it seems the excitement of going out has diminished.

Bristol is a vibrant city with a very exciting music scene and a huge range of clubs. As a Bristol student, you’ll most likely have your weekend filled with plans to let loose at Theckla’s Pop confessional or get dirty at a D&B party in Basement 45.

College students certainly seem to enjoy dancing in a sweaty room for hours on end, but the question is, do they think clubbing improves their mental health?

A third-year physics student with astrophysics from Bristol tells The Tab: “Clubbing improves my mental health. I often feel like I need a night out at the end of the week. My course can be quite full and I look forward to a few hours where I don’t have to think about anything and can have fun with my friends. The hangover the next day can have the opposite effect but most of the time it’s worth it.

What better way to unwind than smothering some VK and shouting ABBA every week?

Third-year history student says, “The excitement of nights out improves my mental health, but 80% of the time it makes your mental health worse later on.” The second-year ancient history student agrees: “It gives you structure in your week and something to look forward to, that’s the good part.”

Hangovers and hangovers seem to be the factor that keeps students from saying it improves their mental health. However, “meeting new people, dancing and listening to music you like, and being around people your own age probably helps improve your mental health,” says a third-year social policy student.

Raphy, a student in his third year of classical studies, raises a more worrying point: “you worry about getting home safely and not to mention the dangers when you go out clubbing”. It was only last year that a wave of spikes occurred across the UK and being dangerous is obviously always on the minds of students.

A second-year social policy student takes a more carefree approach and says, “Clubbing defo improves mental health because you often end up taking drugs that help develop new neural pathways.” I don’t know how factually correct this student is, but it’s nice to hear that some students are having a good time.

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