There has been lots of change and uncertainty which can feel very stressful. We are here to support our staff and students at this challenging time.
Please find a series of useful links and top tips to ensure you stay healthy during this period. Where can I get help? (PDF, 733KB)
Take care with news and information
Avoid excessively checking social media and the news. Allow yourself to check one reliable source once a day if you wish to stay up-to-date.
Eat well and stay hydrated
You may be able to get food delivered or someone may drop food off for you. Your appetite may change if your routine changes, but try to eat and drink regularly as it is important for your mental and physical health.
Take care of your environment
Try to keep things clean and tidy. Cleaning the house, doing laundry and washing yourself is important to help stop germs spreading. Clean space, clean mind.
Stick to your routine
Try to get out of bed at your usual times and do things you would usually do. Plan activities to do – look at taking up a new hobby or learning something new.
Build physical activity into your routine. You could clean the house, dance to music, go for a walk or follow online exercise work outs – there are plenty of FREE recourses online.
Bring out your inner creativity; this could include arts and crafts such as painting, drawing and sewing, DIY, colouring, mindfulness, playing an instrument, listening to music, writing, yoga and meditation.
Get out of the house
If you are concerned by contact, get out first thing in the morning in a quiet area. If you are at high risk or are living with those who are high risk, open your windows and let the outside in! The fresh air will work wonders.
Reach out to others
Call/Skype/Facetime/Snapchat your friends and family. Connect with others and provide support. Asking someone how they are goes a long way.
Remind yourself this is temporary
You may feel like this will never end and the future seems scary but take time to remind yourself it is only a season of life and it will pass. We will soon return to feeling free, busy and connected.
If you are struggling - talk to someone
Speaking to your friends and family about how you feel is important. You can also contact our wellbeing team here:
- Email: email@example.com
- Tel: 07815 828338 (text or call)
- Working Hours: 9am-5pm Monday - Friday (4.30pm on Fridays)
Useful Links / Resources
- Coronavirus and Wellbeing - Taking a break and switching off from the news (PDF, 599KB)
- Safeguarding - Find out more about any safeguarding concern which is unrelated to the Coronavirus.
- Vulnerable Students - In line with Government guidance, the College will remain physically open to a small group of students who fall into this category. Read more about the latest coronavirus information