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Your DMU Safety daily update: Taking care of your health and wellbeing


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In today’s daily Your DMU Safety update, we’re explaining how you can access support to help you take care of your health and wellbeing.

HealthyDMU masterclasses

We want to create an environment that helps you live a happy, healthy and productive life. Our online programme of HealthyDMU Masterclasses support you and your studies and are free to all DMU students. You can go to as many as you like and students who attend four or more separate masterclasses will have this formally recognised as an achievement on their Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). 

The masterclasses cover topics including positive mindsets, performance under pressure, assertive and confident communication and much more. You can book your place now by visiting the ‘What’s On?’ section of the HealthyDMU Hub.

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Support if you’re self-isolating

If you have to self-isolate at any time during the term, you will be supported by the university. If you test positive for coronavirus, please let us know immediately by filling out the DMU Safe Trace form.

The HealthyDMU Hub is available to support your health and wellbeing at DMU. It will provide you with information about staying well, and how to book appointments with the Student Welfare Team.

During self-isolation it is important to look after your mental wellbeing as well as your physical wellbeing. All of DMU’s welfare services are also currently available online should you need to access them during self-isolation. This includes counsellingmindfulnessmasterclasses and SPA appointments.

The Healthy DMU Hub has lots of helpful resources to help support you, including information on how to stay active and how to connect with others.

Registering at De Montfort Surgery

If you’ve not done so already, it is recommended that you register at a GP surgery while studying at university. De Montfort Surgery is situated on the DMU campus and is the closest GP surgery for students. From this year, students can now register to be a patient online to avoid queues at the surgery. 

Are you eligible for Disability Students Allowance?

Lots of people do not consider their medical condition/mental health a disability and will often not apply for the support that is available to them. The Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) covers a wide range of conditions and is often overlooked by many students because of its title. There are many positives to having this DSA support in place and it can provide financial aid in many different ways. You could be eligible to apply for DSA if you have a: 

  • Long-term health condition including crohn's, sickle cell and multiple sclerosis 
  • Mental health condition such as OCD, anxiety or depression 
  • Specific learning difficulty like dyslexia 
  • Neurodivergent conditions including autism 

To be eligible to apply you must be a UK home student and on a course, which is also eligible. Check in with disability@dmu.ac.uk or wellbeing@dmu.ac.uk to find out more. You can visit the wellbeing and disability webpage for more information on support available. 

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How to Report

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 please report it to the university by completing our dmu.ac.uk/safetracenotify form.

All the information and help that you need to enjoy campus life in a safe and secure way is available on the Your DMU Safety website. Please make sure you read and follow all of the guidance and support on this site and check back regularly for updates. We will continue to closely follow and implement UK Government, Public Health England (PHE) and local authority guidelines.

Posted on Thursday 22nd October 2020

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