You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help you to manage your mental health and wellbeing if you need to.
Pause - the collaboration between University mental health services, Forward Thinking Birmingham, and The Children's Society, are running a telephone support service during restricted campus opening. Find out more about the Pause service during restricted campus opening.
Mental health advice and tips
If you are self-isolating, staying at home, or generally worried about the current situation, Mind have produced information and advice on Coronavirus and your wellbeing, whilst Young Minds have produced a resource on what to do if you're feeling anxious about coronavirus.
Self-help guides can be an excellent option for those concerned about their mental health. Our self-help guides have been written by clinical psychologists, and provide suggestions for simple ways in which you can begin to make positive changes, tailored to a wide variety of issues.
The guides are accessible, easy to use and relatively short (20-30 pages). Each guide is also available as an audiofile – you may find listening an easier way to access the materials, especially if you are finding it hard to concentrate on written materials.
Whilst the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at St Francis Hall is currently closed due to restricted campus operations, the Chaplaincy community continues to provide support. Anyone wishing to speak to a Chaplain is recommended to contact the Chaplain they wish to speak to and provide a phone number so that they can call you back.
If you are unsure who to contact, or want to find out more about the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy, please contact the Chaplaincy Administrator.
Support from the Guild
Although the Guild of Students is currently closed, the Guild Advice team and Student Mentors are still avalaible by email to offer advice and support, you can contact the Guild Advice team at firstname.lastname@example.org and the Student Mentors team at email@example.com.
Please refer to our student booklets for other support. You can also contact your Wellbeing Officer in your School via email for information.