Coronavirus Recovery: advice and latest information

Looking after yourself

We realise that this is a stressful time for everyone and that it can be hard to stay positive and motivated in this situation. Please have a look at the main University support options below:

  • Listening Service - If ever you just wanted to chat to someone from the University about how you’re feeling, you can access a non-judgmental, confidential Listening Service run by Student Services via phone or online video meeting. They will be running 1-2-1 appointments up to and including 23rd December 2020, and will resume from 5th January.
  • Togetherall - Togetherall is a digital mental health service freely available at togetherall.com. Using your University email address, you can anonymously access support 24/7 with trained clinicians online at all times, as well as a range of helpful tools and resources.  It is a safe place online to get things off your chest, have conversations, express yourself creatively and learn how to manage your mental health.
  • Wellbeing Service - The University has a dedicated mental health support service called the Wellbeing Service. You can fill in a Wellbeing Support Request Form so you can be sent more specific resources or be referred to the best service for your query. Where appropriate, Wellbeing will offer short advice and guidance appointments available via telephone or Zoom. These appointments are not mental health or counselling sessions but can offer support, information and signposting. They also have a Self-Help Resources page which includes a list of useful apps and information.
  • Help in a Crisis – The University has a Help in a Crisis advice page which directs to students to where they can go for immediate help if they are in crisis.

Ways to Connect with COVID-19 Restrictions

While it is fine if you are not into socialising or constant activity, for some people being active and connecting with other people can help with your mood and motivation. Please see the information below for some ideas:

The Positivity Page - The Positivity Page includes a combination of Swansea University specific resources, content created by your dedicated Swansea University staff and our fantastic students as well as recommendations from organisations and individuals across the country. If you have something to share, be it a recipe, a blog, some photos or a poem, please get in touch.

Discovery Student Volunteering Society (SVS) - Discovery is the student volunteering group at Swansea University. Many of their projects are available regardless of lockdown measures and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Join the team on Wednesdays at 1pm live on Facebook for Virtual Sofa; you will find out the latest news, as well as be able to have a chat about volunteering & the latest volunteering opportunities: https://www.facebook.com/DiscoverySVS/ 

Here's a 3-minute video summarising what Discovery do: https://youtu.be/R9-5_JYo028

House Party - House Party is an app designed to help you keep in touch with friends via your phone and your internet browser. Through the app you can host video chats and play games such as Heads Up and Trivia. https://houseparty.com/

Exercise Classes - Fitness Blender: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos

Yoga with Adrienne - https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

More ideas from MyUni Hub - See a list of ideas on the MyUni pages: http://studentnewsletter.swan.ac.uk/archives/16233