Mindful Library Moodle
Mindfulness is about focusing your awareness in the present. It involves accepting your feelings, thoughts and physical sensations in the moment, without worrying or judging yourself. It gives you space to practice breathing techniques, meditation, and other tools designed to stay calm you and promote wellbeing.
If this sounds interesting to you, or you are looking to explore ways of managing stress through changing your mindset, why not try the information and resources on our Mindful Library Moodle course utilise the following mindfulness resources.
You can also follow along to bespoke Mindfulness practices on our YouTube Playlist, or find out more from the Q&A, below:
If you're looking to find other ways to improve your studies and relax, why not explore your sensory profile at Sensory Refresh, and discover strategies and resources to help you focus and promote wellbeing.
If you would like to find out more about wellbeing and support, the university's Wellbeing Support Services team is based in Senate House. Their opening hours are Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm and Friday 8.30am-4pm.
Initial brief consultations are available between 10am-3pm on weekdays, online via Microsoft Teams or in person at Senate House. They can be accessed through the Wellbeing Portal.
This consultation will help you identify next steps and decide on the type of support you may need, including support from the Wellbeing Support Team, the Disability Team or the Counselling and Psychology Interventions Team (CAPIT).
In addition to one-to-one appointments, Wellbeing Support Services provide:
- Self-help resources
- The Steps to Wellbeing programme
- Email counselling
- Therapy groups
- Specialist one to one disability support
Amongst the masterclasses that Wellbeing Support Services provide, there are two self-paced online masterclasses tailored specifically for taught postgraduates (PGTs) and research postgraduates (PGRs), providing strategies, tips and advice on how to manage some of the challenges of your postgraduate degree.
University of Warwick students also have access to Togetherall, a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Wellbeing Support Services also list a wide range of emergency contacts for support.
Warwick Nightline offers a student-run, confidential, and non-judgmental peer-to-peer support service. Their trained volunteers are happy to listen to anything you may wish to discuss. They are available to call in term time from 9pm to 9am weekdays, to instant message from 9pm-1am on weekends, and their email is always open, including in vacation.
Other sources of support at the University of Warwick
Sport and activity can help lift your mood and take away built up stresses. The Sports & Wellness Hub offers a range of ways to get fit and get active, from instructor-led courses to help you develop new skills, to tournaments, challenges and Rock up & Play sessions to bring people together.
Warwick Sport also offer a number of different ways to get active for free, including outdoor fitness activity zones and regular walking and running sessions.
Being a volunteer can help you to release stress, get creative and improve your self-confidence, as well as helping you to connect with fellow student volunteers and the local community.
The SU Advice Centre provides a confidential, impartial and non-judgmental service for all students at the University of Warwick, and is independent of the University. The SU also has a dedicated Welfare & Campaigns Officer and Postgraduate Officer.
The Chaplaincy provides the provision of pastoral and spiritual care to all members of the University community, of all faiths and none. You can approach them with personal and vocational issues, as well as theological issues.