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Online mental wellbeing resources

To support you during these challenging times, we have produced online resources to help you practice self care and boost your wellbeing whilst at home.

Masterclasses are resources that will support you and your studies whilst at DMU, and we've developed an online programme for you to access when you like. This programme includes sessions on managing pressure, emotional resilience, motivation and mindfulness.

Watch the above video for some practical hints and tips for social distancing, or check out the March Network which provides some fantastic ideas around home-based, creative ways to support mental wellbeing.

DMU's Welfare team has also developed an online collection of resources to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing if you have a mental health condition.

Mindfulness

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is the act of being present and focusing your awareness on the moment at hand, allowing you to gain renewed perspective on things.

Learning to focus on the here and now can help to improve concentration and regular mindful practice can boost our feelings of wellbeing. 

Try this a 10-minute mindfulness and meditation session to help you relax at home, or see our collection of online resources for mindfulness and guided meditation.

 

Stay connected

Strong networks can provide you with support and staying connected with others helps our mental wellbeing.

There are lots of apps out there that can help you catch up with your friends online, so why not use video calls or set up group video chats from the comfort of your home?

If you are feeling isolated, reach out and let friends and family know. Setting up a regular time for a check-in with someone could really boost both your spirits and theirs.

Find out more helpful information on looking after your mental health during periods of self-isolation.

2-3 degrees also some self care tips and  support for young people whilst isolating.

Student Space

Student Space is here for students through coronavirus and is available to all higher education students across England and Wales. Student Space is a trusted place to:

    • access confidential support via text, phone, email and webchat
    • explore online resources
    • find help available at university

Phone support - call us FREE on 0808 189 5260

Access a dedicated freephone number which is open from 4pm to 11pm, offering listening support, information and onward signposting for students.

Visit their website to access the webchat

Access the webchat from 4pm to 11pm every day to talk to a trained supporter who will listen and help you talk through any issues you are experiencing.

Text support

To start a conversation, text ‘STUDENT’ to 85258. Get 24/7 support from a trained volunteer. It’s free, confidential and anonymous. Whether you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness or relationship issues, they are here to listen and support you.

Email support

Email students@themix.org.uk and get support from a trained supporter.

Every Mind Matters

There are simple things we can all do to look after our mental health and wellbeing and the NHS's Every Mind Matters has some useful tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus.

The charity Mind also has some practical tips to boost your wellbeing during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Samaritans have launched a new Self - Help App to help you keep track of how you're feeling, as well as get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.

The NHS also has a range of Mental Health apps available and a number of these are free to use.

Togetherall

Feel like you need somewhere to talk? Togetherall is a free online community, a safe place to support your mental health 24/7.

Join today and share how you're feeling, listen and be heard. Students using their a DMU email address can access free online mental health support, any time, any day. Whether you’re struggling to cope, feeling low or just need a place to talk, Togetherall can help you to explore your feelings in a safe supportive environment

It is available 24/7 and monitored by trained clinicians. A safe place online to get things off your chest, have conversations, express yourself creatively and learn how to manage your mental health.

Go the Togetherall website for more information. 

 

Blogs

These blogs are available for you and include some further tips about dealing with self isolation and coping with Coronavirus anxiety. 

Mental health and wellbeing workbook

Check out this pdf workbook of mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak.


 

The information presented on this site is for general use only and is not intended for people living with any medical conditions who are seeking personal medical advice; it is not a substitute for the advice of your doctor. If you have any questions or concerns about individual health matters or the management of your condition, please consult your local GP.