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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information for colleagues

Page last updated: 15/10/2020

Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing

We have all faced huge challenges over the last few months and had to quickly adapt to life under lockdown, both personally and professionally. 

Whilst many of us will be working from home for most of this academic year, some colleagues may have experienced ‘furlough’ and be preparing to return and there are others who will be returning to campus in some way this semester.   

This ever-changing situation is likely to be impacting on us in a number of different ways.  On these pages we've put together some advice and support to help manage our own and others’ wellbeing, aligned to the following themes: 

  • Wellbeing for managers – resources and ideas to help you look after your own wellbeing, and to help you promote good wellbeing within your team.
  • Mental wellbeing – what is good mental health and how can we sustain it?
  • Physical wellbeing – why is it important and how can we sustain it?
  • Financial wellbeing – Help to make our money go further and where to find support if you are worried about your finances
  • Community wellbeing – ways for us to make and maintain connections across teams and the university

If you need support self-isolating, visit the following websites:

  • Find help in your local area 
  • If you or someone else you  care for need support during isolation, visit the NHS Volunteer Responders website or call 0808 196 3646 (08:00 – 20:00). NHS Volunteers are people in your community who have offered to help pick up groceries, collect prescriptions and talk to you if you need support.
  • Read guidance on shielding and protecting people who are at high risk from Covid-19 on the Government website.
  • We recognise that self-isolation can be hard. If you are feeling low or worried, check out these tips and advice from the NHS.
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