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Coronavirus: looking after your mental health and wellbeing

Posted on 31 March 2020

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.

Coronavirus: Looking after your mental health and wellbeing

Read Coronavirus: looking after your mental health and wellbeing to find out how to access University support from a distance. See also helpful advice on ways to stay informed and connected in order to maintain good mental health. We’ve listed some useful websites to find out more, too.

Coronavirus: looking after your mental health and wellbeing

Big White Wall

Big White Wall | Access mental health support

In addition, students going through a tough time can now access free online support with Big White Wall. Whether you’re struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed or unable to cope, Big White Wall can help you get support, take control and feel better.

You will have access to a 24/7 online global community and professional support from trained professionals. Big White Wall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.

On Big White Wall, you are totally anonymous to other members in the community, and your personal information is kept secure while you are on the site. 

To join, simply sign up with your academic email address:

Big White Wall

The Big White Wall has been funded by the Mentally Fit York fund which is supported entirely by generous donations from our alumni and friends. Mentally Fit York is part of the University’s £120 million fundraising campaign. Find out more at