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Advice and guidance in an emergency during COVID-19


What should I do in an emergency?

If you are at serious risk of harm or need life threatening emergency assistance during COVID-19 you should call emergency services now on 999, as you usually would.

Mental Health

If you need urgent support due to a mental health crisis call 999.

There are lots of resources online should you need support during this time. If you are living in Leicester you can find more information here. If you are not currently in Leicester you can find out more here.

The Healthy DMU Hub also offers support and advice to students during this time. There are mindfulness videos for you to follow, masterclasses you can attend and external links to external support.

The NHS also have some tips and advice on things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home.

If you need advice about managing your mental health in terms of your studies, our Mental Health Inclusion team are available, you can find out how to contact them and the services on offer here.  

Domestic Violence

If you are at risk of harm and need emergency assistance call 999 now. If you can’t speak to the operator you can find some advice on what you can do here.

The government have confirmed that individuals can leave their accommodation if they are at risk of immediate harm or need urgent medical attention. Information about reporting and support options can be found here.

The Mandala Project is able to offer advice to any DMU student who has been affected by sexual violence, domestic violence or so called ‘honour’ abuse. Phone appointments are available 1-4pm weekdays (except bank holidays) email if you would like to arrange an appointment.

The DMU Security team is available 24 hours a day, year-round on 0116 2577642.


Posted on Friday 1st May 2020

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