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. 

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 has brought together a selection of some of the many online resources available.

30 minute Wellbeing Advice telephone and Microsoft Teams appointments are available and can be booked via Advice Zone Online

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

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Valleys Steps

Valleys Steps teach you how to manage stress, anxiety and low mood online using a Webinar format and by disabling your microphone and camera, ensure your privacy is protected.

Valleys Steps provide online sessionsYouTube content and self-help resources.

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The Fika App

Fika 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!

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Student Space

Explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the challenges of student life:

Instagram: @StudentMindsOrg
Facebook: Student minds
Twitter: @StudentMindsOrg



Stepiau: ACT-ion for Living will help you understand how your mind works.

Session 1: Towards Less Suffering
Session 2: Acceptance of Discomfort
Session 3: The Trouble with Thinking
Session 4: Getting on with your Life



Platform is by young people for young people. Bringing moments of calm into your day and helping you to feel grounded. 

Instagram @stateofmindfromplatfform
Twitter @Platfform4YP


Science of Wellbeing

Delivered by Yale University, in the Science of Wellbeing course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.



Mind provide tips to help yourself cope, including ways to support yourself during winter.

Instagram: @mindcharity
Fb: @mindforbettermentalhealth
Twitter: @MindCharity

Useful Resources

How to look after your mental health while staying at home:

Keeping an active mind

A wide range of free, online courses to help you learn a new skill or hobby and increase your confidence: