Help and Support
Resources you may need for help and support regarding Covid-19.
Help and Support available to you as a student
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all of our lives, some more than others. It has affected all our mental health and wellbeing and it can be difficult sometimes to see where we are headed and what the future will hold, especially if you have suffered a loss of someone close to you.
You are not alone.
We've put together some resources which you might find useful.
The Advice Service offers confidential, impartial and non-judgemental support.
They can help with how Covid-19 may have impact your studies and help you find the best solution.
Get in touch with them here.
The Student Wellbeing Service is the hub for learning, advice and support for your emotional wellbeing and mental health. You can get free, confidential help for a wide range of personal and emotional concerns.
Visit the website here and find out more information.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to anyone who has suffered a bereavement during these uncertain times, especially if you have lost a loved one to Covid-19 or through any other circumstance. We hope some of the information below is helpful to you.
At some point in our lives, we all experience loss. It might be the death of a loved one, or the ending of an important relationship. Knowing that others have experienced something similar doesn't necessarily make the pain any easier to manage. There is always support available to you.
Everyone experiences grief in different ways, and there is no 'one size fits all' method for managing or dealing with your feelings and emotions. It is entirely unique to you. But, there is help and support available to you which can help you navigate this time.
It is always advisable to let your personal tutor or course leader know if you are having difficulties affecting your studies – they are there to help, and can offer useful advice and support. Consult your GP if you are feeling persistently low, or if your difficulties are significantly affecting your daily functioning beyond the initial aftermath of the loss.
You can find out more information here from the University about Loss and Bereavement.
You can also find some useful resources for people of all ages and dealing with grief from the Good Grief Trust.
Mind is a Mental Health charity, and has a whole page on their website dedicated to Coronavirus information, help and support.
Take a look here: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/
Their Infoline provides an information and signposting service. They are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
Infoline: 0300 123 3393
Post: Mind Infoline, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS
You can ask them about:
- mental health problems
- where to get help near you
- treatment options
- advocacy services.
Black Minds Matter is a charity which was established in 2018, to change the narrative about black communities, and to celebrate their lives, their ambitions and their dreams. Their work has included providing mentors for young people to guide them towards the careers they would like, culturally-adapted early intervention and prevention work in schools, and supporting them to access mental health support and well being services.
Find out more information here or on their social media pages.
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