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Wellbeing support for students over the Christmas Vacation


Wellbeing Support during the Christmas vacation

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University support

Christmas Wellbeing Support Line (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

You can get in touch on the Christmas Wellbeing Support Line for general wellbeing advice and guidance. Our lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays).

Call 02476 151 230

Wellbeing Support Services

Out-of-hours support from Togetherall

Outside of these hours, please contact Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall) for support at any time of the day or night. You will need to use your Warwick email address to sign up with them.

Visit Togetherall

Emergency help

You can explore all our Emergency Wellbeing Contacts. If you are on-campus, you can also call Campus Security 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergency help and first aid.

Visit Campus Security

Report + Support

Everyone at Warwick has the right to feel safe. Harassment of any kind is completely unacceptable, and our community is an environment where prejudice and socially unacceptable behaviour are never tolerated. The Report + Support system enables all members of our community to raise any experiences with us by speaking either to a trained advisor or to report their experience anonymously online.

Report + Support Christmas Support

Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy is working closely with Wellbeing Support Services in providing support to all students over the vacations.

Warwick Angels is a telephone listening service, staffed by Chaplains and Volunteer Chaplaincy Assistants which is available through the vacations to all students of the university (irrespective of religious belief). Referrals can be made directly to the Chaplaincy: chaplaincy@warwick.ac.uk or via Wellbeing Support Services. Students referred will receive a call within 24 hours.

The Rev’d Kate Pearson, Anglican Chaplain, will be available for support during ‘shutdown’ on campus (23 December to 4 January) and is able to get to campus should support for staff and students be needed on site. She can be contacted directly at k.pearson@warwick.ac.uk

December Vacation and the Chaplaincy

Students' Union Mutual Aid

Ask for help or offer help to someone who needs it.

Students' Union mutual aid

Other useful links


External support resources

Student Space

Student Space are here for you 24/7 over the break. This service is for students in England and Wales:

Visit The Christmas break from Student Space for articles including advice and information to help you over the holidays.

Coventry and Warwickshire Adult Mental Health Services

Adult Mental Services are offering support with any urgent issues over Christmas. You can also see the Adult Mental Health list of services and contact details for more mental health support.

Call 0300 200 0011

Mental Health Matters Helpline

Mental Health Matters Helpline is a free 24/7 confidential helpline and webchat function, staffed by skilled and experienced trained counsellors, providing emotional support to residents of Coventry and Warwickshire and available 365 days a year.

Call 0800 616171

The Wellbeing Hub from Coventry and Warwickshire Mind

Coventry Wellbeing Hub offers telephone support daily between 1pm and 5pm to those who feel they are in need of contact. It is open across the whole Christmas period. You will be able to call in and book a telephone call on the day or before.

Call 02476 224 417

Wellbeing for Warwickshire from Coventry and Warwickshire Mind

Wellbeing for Warwickshire provide low level/early intervention support services. You can call them for a confidential one-off chat. They offer phone support for up to 20 minutes with an experienced wellbeing practitioners.

Telephone 024 7771 2288 

Email - wbw@cwmind.org.uk 

  • Tuesday 22 December, Thursday 24 December, Friday 25 December, Tuesday 29 December, Thursday 31 December, Friday 1 January 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday 23 December and Wednesday 30 December 10am-1pm

The Coventry Safe Haven from Mental Health Matters

The Coventry Safe Haven offers out-of-hours mental health support to anyone aged 18+ in the Coventry area and will be opened throughout the festive period, including on Christmas Day and New Year’s.

Coventry Safe Haven is open 6pm-11pm for anyone needing support, no referral is needed. Please contact the service first to book to attend. Please note: clients must wear a face mask and have a temperature check upon arrival.

Try calling us on one of the following numbers:

You can also email coventryhaven.mhm@nhs.net

And you can call our 24/7 emotional support call line on: 0800 470 0317.

The Warwickshire Safe Haven out-of-hours support

The Warwickshire Safe Haven provides an out-of-hours mental health support service to people aged 16+ across Warwickshire who may be struggling.

Our opening hours are 6pm to 11pm every evening including Christmas Day

Wellbeing practitioners will be available for face-to-face appointments (must be booked, call between 6pm-11pm), by phone, video link, text message or email.

Adult Autism Support (from Coventry & Warwickshire Mind)

Adult Autism Support are in Nuneaton, Coventry, Rugby, Leamington and Stratford. Support is available to those 18 years and over living with Autism.

They are responding to enquiries or requests for support and taking bookings for group activities (starting in January 2021) throughout the holiday period.

They will be closed on Friday 26 December, Saturday 27 December and on Sundays.


Testing services between now and 4 January 2021

Where can I get an asymptomatic lateral flow test between now and 4 January?

If you are asymptomatic and need to book a lateral flow test between now and 4 January, you can use the Coventry COVID-19 community testing service or a site in Leamington. From 5 January you should get a test at the University of Warwick Slate site.

Where can I get a PCR test between now and 4 January?

If you have Covid-19 symptoms and need to get a PCR test between now and 4 January, you can use a Test and Trace service in Coventry or in Leamington. There are five sites in Coventry, including one at Westwood.