Your health and wellbeing

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The health and wellbeing of our students has always been of the utmost importance to us, but especially so during this time of uncertainty. DMU already has a wide range of support and resources to help you prioritise your wellbeing during your time with us and beyond and we are working on enhancing these to make sure that whatever support you need, we are there for you.

If you're a member of staff, please visit our health and wellbeing for staff page.

Please note: This video was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic

Healthy DMU Hub 

The Healthy DMU Hub is a one-stop-shop for students to find out more about managing their health and wellbeing at university. You can find support on mental wellbeing, physical wellbeing and other handy top tips to support you in your adjustment to university life.

Please note: This video was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic

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Masterclasses

We’re creating an environment that focuses on your health and wellbeing to help you to live a healthy, happy and productive life. That includes providing you with resources that support your development and studies, helping you to succeed and to achieve your potential.  

Our Healthy DMU Masterclasses will support you and your studies during your time at DMU. The classes look at how students can be assertive, how to manage stress at university and much more.  

The sessions will start from Monday 28 September and will run multiple times each term. It is easy to book on through DMU’s My Gateway. 

DMUsport

"I love the DMUactive Programme. I’ve been going along to the indoor football sessions and I have made loads of Friends. Being 24, I wasn’t in shape but thanks to the programme I have enjoyed my time at DMU a lot."
Nirav Bhundia, Photography and Video

Recreational sport - DMUactive

DMUactive is a free programme that runs throughout the academic year and is open to all students at DMU. The timetable includes a range of free sport and fitness sessions, from basketball to Zumba, there is something for everyone. 

DMUactive is working to create safe and fun opportunities for students in the upcoming academic year. The programme will continue to ensure that you can look after your wellbeing, stay healthy, meet new people and try new activities. Sessions will run face-to-face where possible in line with Government advice, however if this is not possible there will be an online provision in place. 

Please follow #KeepDMUactive for various opportunities to keep active. 

Student Frankie takes part in DMUactive sessions to help her to focus on her university work: 

Please note: This video was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic

Sports clubs and performance sport

DMUsport will work within Government, National Governing Bodies for sport (NGBs) and UKactive guidelines to ensure all activities are COVID-19 safe for students and staff for the academic year 2020/21, and plan to offer as much sport and physical activity sessions for all abilities as possible within those guidelines.

The DMUsport team are committed to delivering in-person activity where it is safe and possible to do so. We will continue to support student groups and individuals virtually to ensure there is access to activity where in-person activity is not available.

Mindfulness

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

You can access free mindfulness sessions through the Healthy DMU team, they will begin from Monday 28 September. In the meantime, why not find out more about mindfulness and follow some guided sessions here.  

Alternatively, Natalie from our Welfare team has recorded this short 10-minute session for you to follow:

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

"I have Asperger’s syndrome and I receive DSA. I have an autism mentor that I go to once a week, I also received a printer and a copier to keep me organised, the DSA is great and it’s helped me loads."
Caitlin Mae Cummins, Midwifery

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. 

Hear from students who have received DSA while studying here at DMU, and how receiving the allowance has supported them and enhanced their university experience. 

Please note: This video was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Got questions?

No matter your question or concern, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’re with you every step of the way. You or your parent/guardian can contact us either by phone on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70, email via enquiry@dmu.ac.uk, or on social media, such as InstagramTwitter or Facebook.

 
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