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
Are you worried about coursework submission dates or managing your workload? Do you need to submit an application for extenuating circumstances or request an exemption from late penalties (ELP)? The university has introduced a number of assessment support measures this academic year and you can find out more here.
University of Liverpool COVID Hub
The University has developed an online dedicated covid hub where all of our resources are stored to ensure you have a safe experience. Information includes:
- Booking a test
- Self-isolating guidance
- Travelling abroad
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
To contact Student Space you can call free between 3 pm and 12 am every day on 0808 189 5260 or you can text ‘STUDENT’ to 85258 for 24-hour support
Student Minds has its own dedicated website empowering students to look after their own mental health, how they can support other students, family and friends and how to create change. Student bloggers are sharing tips and advice on the Student Minds Blog
Rethink has created a guide in collaboration with students from Universities in the city of London Step up mental health zine
NHS Every Mind Matters has excellent resources to support mental health and wellbeing. 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
- Self-care for young people
- 10 tips to help if you're worried about coronavirus
Mind provide advice, support and information for anyone experiencing a mental health issue, including:
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Eating problems
- Hearing voices
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
They also have a number of helpful resources on coronavirus and your wellbeing.
The World Health Organisation has developed a stress management guide for coping with adversity. The guide aims to equip people with practical skills to help cope with stress. A few minutes each day are enough to practice the self-help techniques. The guide can be used alone or with the accompanying audio exercises.
Informed by evidence and extensive field testing, the guide is for anyone who experiences stress, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances.
Alternatively, it can be launched via the WHO WhatsApp webpage
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.
- NHS - 5 steps to mental wellbeing.
- MIND - 5 ways to wellbeing. 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.
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.