Mental Wellbeing

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 have developed an online programme which is available here. This programme includes sessions on managing pressure, emotional resilience, motivation and mindfulness.

This film shares some practical hints and tips whilst social distancing and the March Network provides some fantastic ideas around home-based, creative ways to support mental wellbeing.

DMU's Welfare team have developed a resource to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing if you have a mental health condition.

What is Mindfulness?

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

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

There is a  10 minute mindfulness and meditation session available for you to try out at home. There is also more information on mindfulness and guided meditation here.

What is mindfulness?

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.

Young Minds have also some great suggestions here.

Every Mind Matters

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

Mind have some practical tips you could try to help take care of your mental health and wellbeing.

Action for Happiness have also developed a coping calendar with 30 ways we can look after ourselves and each other.

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

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

Blogs

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

 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.

 

 
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