Coronavirus has given rise to lots of uncertainty. Reactions to the crisis can include feeling overwhelmed, fearful, sad, angry and helpless, but it’s important to remember you’re not alone and the feelings you’re having are completely normal. We will add information on this page directing you to support services, resources and advice for this difficult time.
The first point of call is the University's Student Support website which has online resources to help with issues around your wellbeing, as well as signposting you to other forms of help where needed. The Counselling and Mental Health Service are delivering a series of workshops now and over the summer. These have been tailored in response to the particular challenges COVID-19 poses in looking after and supporting mental health, you can register here.
Other Useful Resources
It's more important than ever to switch off and take breaks. A range of arts and culture venues have launched new digital initiatives to ensure exhibitions and performances can be enjoyed online - here are just a few ideas.
FACE COVID is a set of practical steps for responding effectively to the Corona crisis, using the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Focus on what’s in your control
Acknowledge your thoughts & feelings
Come back into your body
Engage in what you’re doing
Disinfect & distance
Coronavirus: Understanding your Emotional Responses - a useful piece written by a sports psychologist about emotions and strategies during the current time.
A document, which is being discussed by the Division of Clinical Psychology: MHPSS COVID19 Briefing Note 2 March 2020 which provides some information and tips on supporting ourselves and others
Check the policy blog series on mental health written by UoM academics.