Information for students
Page last updated: 31/07/2020
Health and wellbeing
We can all protect ourselves and others by following government advice around social distancing, shielding of extremely vulnerable people, self isolating and testing and tracing if we display any symptoms, no matter how mild.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
If you need to book a coronavirus test you can apply online or call 119.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
The Government is advising all those who are 70 years and over and those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (Covid-19) to be more stringent in following social distancing measures.
Students who have one or more of these characteristics, a weakened immune system, underlying health condition, or are pregnant should stay at home and notify your School.
Student Services will be supporting students and colleagues via their normal online web, telephone and email services.
We appreciate that many of you may have gone home or may be self-isolating at various points in the coming weeks and we want to ensure that we continue to support you during this time.
Our services include Disability Advice, Student Money, Student Wellbeing, and the Student Advice Hub. If you’d just like someone to talk to or you’re unsure how these services might help you our Student Advice Hub is there to listen, advise or point you in the right direction. You can call them on 0113 812 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is really important that you keep your contact details in MyBeckett up to date to ensure we are able to support you during your online teaching period.
Please ensure you continue to keep your ID card safe so that you can access services on campus once things return to normal. In the eventuality that you do require a replacement card you should contact the Student Advice Hub.
We understand that this situation is unsettling. Our Student Wellbeing Team continue to provide telephone support and counselling, and can also direct you to a range of self-help resources. Please go to the Student Wellbeing pages to find out more.
In addition, the university offers an online counselling service via Kooth Student which is accessible during afternoons, evenings and weekends. To access the platform please sign up with Kooth Student directly.
Our self-help page provides you with a range of information, resources and tools aimed at promoting your wellbeing. You can access this information alongside support you may already be receiving; or if you don’t feel ready to speak to someone but would like some further information on how to cope.
There are a number of helpful resources to help maintain mental wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak:
- The Government has published guidance on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (Covid-19)
- Information on looking after your wellbeing as a result of Covid-19: Coronavirus mental health information hub
- Information and resources from Student Minds: Looking after your mental health
- The mental health foundation: Look after your mental health and wellbeing if you are staying home
- Getting creative whilst at home: Creative Isolation & Cove
- Leeds Beckett Student Union: Facebook community group for Corona virus
- NHS guide for looking after your mental health - Coronavirus and Wellbeing Every Mind Matters
Alongside using these resources we strongly encourage you to talk to your local doctor or appropriate health professional about any concerns you may have. The information provided in the resources are not a substitute for proper diagnosis or treatment by an appropriate health professional.
For guided self-help information on specific topics, please take a look at a collection of comprehensive self help guides developed by the NHS Foundation Trust.
You should contact the university to make us aware if you are self-isolating. Please contact the Student Advice Hub on 0113 81285 or by email.
If you live in university accommodation, you must inform the accommodation team. Arrangements will be made to provide necessary pastoral and practical support.
Although you might not be able to entirely separate yourself from family members or flatmates, the advice is to limit contact as much as possible. You should follow the NHS guidance around reducing the spread of infection in your home.
Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Advice Service provides confidential and independent free help and advice to all students at Leeds Beckett University. The LBSU Advice Service offers a wide range of information, advice and representation.
It's important to look after yourself at university, whether that's making time to see your GP, taking some well deserved self care time or even just making sure that you switch off at the end of the day. Visit the Students' Union website for more information on how to contact the LBSU Advice Service.