In the first episode of the new ‘CoSS Give it a Rest’ podcast series CoSS Deputy Wellbeing Manager – Vickie Glynn is joined by Wellbeing Officers – Conor and Georgie to talk about the current changes and impact as a result of the COVID19 pandemic, what this means for students and some tips which may help when trying to adjust to studying or working from home during this time.
They also had a chat about supporting your own mental health and wellbeing during this period of uncertainty and touched upon their own personal experiences which has helped them with adapting to change. If you have any questions or comments in relation to the podcast or require support from your Wellbeing Team please contact your Wellbeing Officers via email -https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk/student/Your-Wellbeing/CoSS-Wellbeing-Officers.aspx.
- NHS Online – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- UK Government advice - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
- University of Birmingham Coronavirus FAQ’s – https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/coronavirus/index.aspx
- Guild of Students - https://www.guildofstudents.com/support/coronavirus/
If you are self-isolating, staying at home, or generally worried about the current situation, Mind have produced information and advice on Coronavirus and your wellbeing (Links to an external site.), whilst Young Minds have produced a resource on what to do if you're feeling anxious about coronavirus (Links to an external site.).
To ensure that students are able to access support Pause will be providing a telephone service. If you would like to speak to someone, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a trained Wellbeing Practitioner will contact you to discuss what help you need and look at the best time to call you. If you do not want to talk but still require support please send them an email and they can send information for links and Apps.