Maintaining your wellbeing during coronavirus
On this page:
- How can I contact Wellbeing Services during this period?
- What support can I access at the moment?
- How can I manage my anxiety around Covid-19?
- What do I do if I'm in crisis or in the event of a mental or physical health emergency?
- What can I do to keep busy when I'm self-isolating?
- How can I do exercise if I'm isolating?
You can still contact us directly through the Wellbeing Portal if you're a student.
We are still holding the same office hours and offering mainly video and phone calls.
Take a look around our website so that you are aware of the services that we offer and all of the resources that are available to you. Some examples include:
- Our online Masterclasses
- Self-help resources
- Online specialist skills sessions
- Email therapy
- Telephone consultations and Video therapy
If you feel that you would benefit from some additional support or advice from Wellbeing Support Services, you might like to have a brief consultation session. During this session, a Wellbeing professional will ask you a few questions to help us determine what the most appropriate support is for you.
These sessions will assist you if you would like to access practical or emotional advice to support you in managing your wellbeing or to help with you any queries that you may have.
To access this, please make an enquiry on the Wellbeing Portal and we will arrange a video / telephone consultation.
We know it is a worrying time, and you are not alone in feeling anxious.
As well as the above support, the following resources might help you:
- Coronavirus and your wellbeing by Mind
- Your mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus - advice from Student Minds
- Our self-help topic on anxiety
- Togetherall provides lots of useful resources and advice for your mental wellbeing with some specific resources around looking after yourself during the COVID-19 outbreak
If you are struggling to manage your worries or feel overwhelmed by them, please do get in touch with us.
As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, where can I go to for support?
The following resources might help you:
Please note, we are not a crisis team. See our emergency contact numbers.
If there is a life threatening emergency:
- Call security on 22222 if you are on campus
- Call 999 or go to your nearest A&E if you are off-campus
- If you are unsure or you need urgent medical advice, call NHS 111.
If you are injured, or feel that you cannot keep yourself safe, you should go to the accident and emergency department of your nearest hospital.
In case of overdose you must seek immediate medical help even if you do not feel unwell. The effects of an overdose can be delayed by hours (even days) and can be fatal.
Having structure to your day is hugely important whilst you self-isolate. If you are feeling well, you should still engage in your studies. Around your teaching commitments, it is important that we try and keep busy when we are self-isolating. Here are some ideas that may help you to do this:
- Create a routine or rota.
- Do some exercise - perhaps follow online yoga or work out videos.
Throughout the week:
- Do some physical tasks in your room/ around the house:
- Do some baking.
- Tidy your room or the house.
- Buy yourself a plant, or (if you have a garden) do some gardening.
- Keep yourself mentally active
- Draw or do something creative.
- Write: keep a diary, write letters to other friends/ family in self- isolation.
- Look into online courses and learn a new skill, add something to your CV
- If you don't have one, make a CV
- Look after yourself mentally
- Download ‘Head space’ and practice guided medication and mindfulness.
- Use social media, Whatsapp, and Facetime to stay connected with loved ones. Use video calls to keep in touch. If you are not sure what to talk about you could arrange to watch a TV show/film together over video chat, or try these conversation starters.
- Relax by listening to music or watching your favourite shows on Netflix.
- Use the Togetherall online community. This is available 24/7 and is a useful tool to stay connected with people all across the world.
Exercise is important for wellbeing - please visit Warwick Sport to find more ways to engage with sport online and to help you stay active and look after your wellbeing during this unprecedented time . Please try to stick to a daily routine and keep eating well.