Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing

We recognise that this is a difficult and unsettling time for everyone, creating uncertainty and worry which can affect mental health. 

However, there are many things we can do to help support and manage our mental wellbeing.  Staying connected, healthy and engaged is becoming more important than ever, so the Wellbeing Service have brought together a selection of some of the many online resources available.


30 minute Wellbeing advice telephone and Skype appointments are available and can be booked via Advice Zone Online

Yale University ‘Science of Wellbeing’ Course. FREE resource!

In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. You will ultimately be able to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.

For further information: 
https://news.yale.edu/2020/03/25/housebound-world-finds-solace-yales-science-well-being-course

You can start the course here: 
https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being

 

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The FIKA app

Mental Fitness for Universities 

The University has recently invested in FIKA, a mental health app designed specifically for students. 

The app contains a wide range of exercises, including help to stay mentally fit during the coronavirus outbreak.

Download the FIKA app now –  all USW students get premium access for free – just use your university email to get started!


USW Wellbeing Service

However you feel, you are not alone and there is a vast selection of information and self-help resources available by subject on the Wellbeing Service self-help pages.

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Additional resources

Mentalhealth.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response providing support to address the mental health and psychosocial aspects of the Coronavirus outbreak.


Mind.org.uk

Information to help you cope if you are feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus. Also includes practical advice for staying at home.


Studentminds

Guidance for students on how to look after mental health while staying at home during the current pandemic.

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Help with self-isolating

10 steps to succeed during self-isolation

Some great ideas from the USW Progression Team helping to make the most of your days indoors and to stay motivated.


A student survival guide to self-isolation

A useful blog written by Dr Dominique Thompson, award winning GP and student health and wellbeing consultant.


Platfform

A selection of uplifting and informative videos from the team at Platfform, bringing moments of calm into your day and helping you to feel grounded.


If you feel you need immediate assistance, please visit the Wellbeing Urgent Help page.