We have collated a number of different resources to support everyone to stay safe and well during these extraordinary times. If you know of any helpful resources that are not listed, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Minds have created a dedicated resource for students affected by COVID-19 called Student Space, which offers out of hours phone, webchat, text message and email support. There are resources on Mental health and wellbeing with expert information and advice on specific issues including:
- Feeling lonely
- Improving your sleep
- Digital Wellbeing
- Looking after your mental health
- Guidance for those with ongoing mental health difficulties
- Social distancing and self-isolating
- Xenophobia and racism following COVID-19 concerns
- Supporting your friends and family
- Student bloggers are sharing tips and advice on the Student Minds Blog
NHS Every Mind Matters have excellent resources for students concerned by coronavirus. Information includes:
- Understanding Mental Health e.g. mental wellbeing, anxiety, sleep, stress, low mood
- What you can do if you feel lonely
- How to fall asleep faster and sleep better
- 7 simple ideas to tackle working from home
- Mental Wellbeing while staying at home
- 10 tips to help if you're worried about coronavirus
Mind also has helpful resources on coronavirus and your wellbeing. This information is to help if:
- you're feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus
- you're following government advice to keep a safe distance from others (social distancing)
- you're self-isolating because you, or someone you've been in contact with, has symptoms of coronavirus. Self-isolating means that you stay at home and keep away from other people, to avoid spreading coronavirus
Togetherall offers free, confidential online support around the clock.
Fika is a mental fitness tool to help stay motivated, productive, focused and connected during this period of remote work and study.
Silvercloud provides accessible, digital behavioural mental healthcare.
There are a few science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety. JED’s self-care experts recommend getting adequate sleep, eating well, and engaging in exercise, among other tips for practicing good self-care.
5 Ways to Wellbeing
There is useful information and tips online which can help you think about ways of improving your own wellbeing, by trying to incorporate the ‘5 way to wellbeing’ into your everyday life.
5 ways to wellbeing, are backed by the NHS, which can help us be proactive when it comes to our wellbeing.
- Connect - Maintain social interactions, even online, this will help keep a sense of normality.
- Be mindful – be mindful of the amount of time you spend doing each activity, i.e. you might find it helpful to have a balanced daily routine.
- Take Notice – Keep in mind all small things that can bring joy.
- Be Active - Some gyms or fitness instructors have uploaded physical exercises you can do at home to stay healthy.
- Give – Consider those around you and think of ways of how you could help, whether it’s by sending a useful link or by supporting family/friends