Disability & Wellbeing Service COVID-19 Update:
We recognise that the current COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the way we all live our lives and it is normal to feel overwhelmed and anxious by this difficult situation. We have provided information below on the support that is available to students to support you to maintain a healthy balance and positive wellbeing during the current situation.
Daily Zoom Drop-in
The Disability and Wellbeing Service are hosting online “drop-ins”, from 11am to 12midday daily from Monday to Friday, where students and staff can obtain advice and information from advisers in our team on support, health and wellbeing. You can join the Zoom Drop-In by clicking on this link. Please note that the drop-ins do not operate on days that the University is closed.
Maintaining your wellbeing
There are also many things that we can do to support and manage our own wellbeing during these times. MIND and the Mental Health Foundation have created helpful guides to support individuals to maintain their health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak. These resources highlight the importance of considering the impact that our daily routine, environment, activity levels, nutrition, social interaction and self-care habits can have on our overall quality of life during this difficult period of adjustment. You can find self-help and online resources on the Self-Help section of our Mental Health and Wellbeing page.
Coping with Covid-19: A guide to students from students
"Coping with Covid-19: A guide to students from students" has been created as part of the Rethink Mental Illness Step Up Universities project, which is funded by City Bridge Trust. The scheme uses students' real life-experiences to try and foster a positive mental health community and help other students with their mental health. You can access the guide in a flipbook format by clicking here.
Protecting Your Sleep
Good sleep is fundamental in maintaining physical and mental health. Getting enough good quality sleep is a vitally important component of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, similar to being physically active and eating a healthy diet. If you are finding it hard to shut-off from all the COVID-19 news and the anxiety the situation may be causing, check out these tips from the Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit (SSRU).
Strathclyde Sport Online Sessions
Maintaining physical health and exercising regularly helps support positive mental health and wellbeing. Strathclyde Sport are running a range of online classes and challenges including a daily live ‘at home’ workout, ‘at home’ gym challenges and ‘Workout Wednesday’. Check out the Strathclyde Sport Facebook page for further information.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Students should also regularly check the University COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions pages for updates on information relating to the outbreak and your academic studies.