Help and Support
Resources you may need for help and support regarding Covid-19.
- Posted Tue, Jul 21, 2020 3:08 PM
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 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
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.
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
The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every Portsmouth student during their time at University.