Coronavirus: looking after your mental health and wellbeing
We recognise that this is a very challenging time for all students, and want to reassure you that - wherever you may currently be - the University is still here to support you.
It is important to stay informed, but keep to trusted sources of information: misinformation and speculation can cause anxiety to worsen. For the latest information and advice regarding the University’s response, you should refer to the University’s COVID-19 pages. The latest health advice is available from NHS Coronavirus advice for everyone.
You may also wish to limit the amount of time you spend reading or watching things which aren't making you feel better. Perhaps decide on a specific time to check in with the news.
You may be feeling isolated at the moment, removed from your usual communities and social circles. However, staying connected is a great way to support and maintain your wellbeing in challenging times, so make sure you check in with your friends, families and University support, such as the colleges and Student Unions.
Helping you to look after yourself and stay connected to your friends and other college members remains at the heart of what your college does. Keep updated with college-related information via your college's social media pages.
College staff remain available via telephone and email. The best way to get in touch is to email the usual college email address (eg firstname.lastname@example.org, etc) and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
Support from the team of mental health practitioners at Open Door is still available. Complete the online referral form to use the service. If you feel unable to complete the form please let us know by emailing email@example.com or telephone +44 (0)1904 322140.
See help and support for an extensive list of organisations that can help you.
Stay connected: Student Unions
The GSA's Keep Home and Carry On campaign provides a community space to help #SmashIsolation. They have top tips to squash loneliness through a series of online events for our postgrad community.