Help and Support

Resources you may need for help and support regarding Covid-19.

Jul 21, 2020

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 Union Advice Service 

The Advice Service offers confidential, impartial and non-judgemental support. They can help with how Covid-19 may have impacted your studies and help you find the best solution. 

Get in touch with them here.

The University Wellbeing Service

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.

Mind Charity 

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 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Infoline: 0300 123 3393

Email: info@mind.org.uk

Text: 86463

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

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.

Samaritans

If you need someone to talk to, without fear or judgement, call Samaritans. Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Find out more information here or give them a call: 116 123

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