As we find ourselves in Lockdown round 3, we know that this can be a challenging and difficult time for us all and not the start to 2020 we had all hoped for. We are here to support all our community members and have prepared the below directory for where to find the most up to date information that can help you navigate the beginning of your studies for this year or the remainder of them, where to go should you need someone to talk to about the mental impacts of Covid-19 and lockdown is having on you and/or should you need additional support.
This is not an exhaustive list and our in-residence team are also on hand to support you as well.
- NHS – Let’s go straight to the source for the latest rules on the government guidelines and how to keep yourself safe. The NHS website provides updates very regularly, so you’ve always got the most up to date information.
- GOV.UK – Similar to the NHS website, you’ll find all the latest information, advice for staying at home, as well as information on how to get a Covid-19 test on the gov.uk website. There are pages upon pages of advice available, so for ease you can use their search functionality to find the specific information you’re looking for.
- Your University page – Head to your Universities website to see their policies for the latest study guidelines and how what support they can offer you to offset any adjustments to your academic year. Head to your Students Union’s website and social channels as well, for the latest updates, free resources and virtual events.
- Student Space – Student Space offer 1:1 support for students across a range of topics, not just Covid-19. You can speak to them via four different communication channels including web chat, email, text message and phone. Student Space is run by Student Minds charity, a leading national organisation, so you know they’re going to have some good advice.
- Samaritans – The team are available 24/7, 365 days a year. They won’t have the latest government advice, but they are a friendly group of volunteers that you can speak to for free on the phone, via email or on their app.
- Mind – This is a charity providing advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. On their website you’ll find lots of reliable information and tips to help you cope during this time. They also have a helpline that you can ring to talk about mental health problems, where you can get help near you and treatment options. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d prefer.
If there is a resource you’d like to see here that isn’t listed, please drop us a line at email@example.com as we are open to updating this list regularly. To see how we are putting our students wellbeing and safety first click to read Our Nido Commitment.