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.
Valley Steps – bringing mindfulness and stress management to you online
Valley 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.
Sign up to online sessions: http://www.valleyssteps.org/online-sessions/
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.
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.
Information to help you cope if you are feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus. Also includes practical advice for staying at home.
Guidance for students on how to look after mental health while staying at home during the current pandemic.
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.
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.
Online courses / resources for your wellbeing