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 email@example.com
- 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 Covid-19. Information includes:
- Mental Wellbeing while staying at home
- Coronavirus Anxiety Tips
- Understanding Mental Health e.g. mental wellbeing, anxiety, sleep, stress, low mood
Mind also has helpful resources on wellbeing.
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.
Apps supporting self-care and managing anxiety
- Wysa is an emotionally intelligent chatbot which employs research-backed, widely used techniques such as CBT, DBT, Yoga and meditation, to support users with stress, anxiety, sleep, loss and a whole range of other mental health and wellness needs.
- Fabulous takes a holistic approach to motivate users to be more productive and have higher energy. The app is more than just a habit tracker, or a way to create new rituals – it’s a personal coach and happiness trainer.
- MD is a health tracker and symptom checker powered by Artificial Intelligence, which has been developed by doctors and data scientists. It provides instant personalised health information and services, whenever and wherever it’s needed, for free.
- eQuoo is an evidence-based Emotional Fitness Game, combining the excitement and joy of gaming and the expertise of mental health professionals to provide a new form of mobile prevention and therapy for young adults 18-28-years old.
The University of Liverpool website has lots of resources to use for relaxation and meditation, which are really good for stress management. For example: 5 Minute Relaxation - Student Services - University of Liverpool You can also access free self-help programme that provides you with the tools and techniques to manage stress and bring balance into your life: Space from Stress - Student Services - University of Liverpool
The Mind Map is working in partnership with The University of Liverpool offering out of hours on-line counselling (Monday to Friday 5pm to 10pm)
Big White Wall service offers free, confidential online support around the clock.
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