Student Support, Health and Wellbeing
Students asking for support should contact our Student Support Health and Wellbeing team via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellbeing resources for our community
Talking helps - It is important to speak to someone you trust about your concerns, whether that is a family member, friend, a fellow student or your colleagues. Please do reach out and support each other.
Be in touch with other people regularly on social media, e-mail or on the phone, as they are still good ways of being close to the people who matter to you.
Look after your physical wellbeing and your sleep. Your physical health and your sleeping pattern have a big impact on how you are feeling emotionally and mentally.
As a member of our University community what happens to you matters to us, and never more so than during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. If you find yourself experiencing bereavement, then this brief guide is for you. It explains about the nature of grief and where to find support.
Confidential Support Services for staff
For colleagues having any worries or concerns about any aspect of the current situation, personalised support is available in complete confidentiality from our CIC Employee Support services, who can be contacted at email@example.com. The services include counselling sessions with experienced and practicing counsellors as well as an advisory phone line for legal and debt advice, family care, everyday matters and a managers’ adviceline.
Concerns resulting from being in the home
The government advice to stay within our homes affects all of us with the degree it affects us very much depending on personal circumstances. These web pages provide a wide range of advice, guidance and support about balancing work and domestic demands but for some colleagues extended periods within the household may present more serious personal risk.
If you are concerned about your personal safety in any way we would advise you to read the university domestic abuse policy which offers advice and guidance but importantly also gives details of agencies and public bodies who specialise in advice and support in this area. You can also contact you line manager, the Human Resources Team or the chaplaincy for advice and support.
Single adults living alone, or single parents with children under 18, can now form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household. The second household can be of any size but the measure does not include anyone who is shielding.
Everyone in a support bubble will be able to act as if they live in the same household and spend time together in each other’s homes, not have to stay 2m apart, and will be able to stay overnight.
The bubble must be exclusive and you cannot switch households. If anyone in the bubble has coronavirus symptoms then everyone in both households will have to self-isolate – please see the advice on self-isolation FAQ for more information.
Wellbeing for staff – other resources
To continue to look after your wellbeing, consult our resources on Work, Wellbeing and Covid-19, which includes tips for balancing work and home life, reducing feelings of isolation, managing anxiety and keeping active.
The stress risk assessment tool is available to help colleagues understand the causes of stress at work and to help them and their line manager put in place changes and support tailored to their needs.
A new 1:1 Wellbeing Supervision service is available to support front-facing staff dealing with students and staff who are experiencing challenge or distress. To book your confidential 1:1 conversation, please click here.
Colleagues needing support or advice should contact their line manager or Human Resources by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01227 922514.
Last updated 3 July.