To help you maintain your wellbeing, we have brought together a series of resources which are available and can be used if you feel you need them. We have listed these resources below in alphabetical order. Click on the accordion to view more about the resource and a link which will take you straight there.
10Today provides some insightful short exercises based on tai chi which serve as a useful energiser to help kickstart your morning or afternoon.
A monthly calendar packed with daily activities to keep you and your loved ones busy during social distancing. Available for all ages.
A blog post written by communicator, strategist and writer, Alastair Campbell, about how to cope with self-isolation.
Anxiety UK is a user-led organisation, run by people with experience of living with anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel.
Blackbullion aims to provide effective and impactful digital financial education to students.
Business Coaching are hosting a free webinar series to help teach you how to build resilience both in and out of work.
A list of free, online boredom-buster resources.
A free resource download bringing you six different resources to teach you how to build resilience.
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Members of staff at the University have access to EAP, a suite of wellbeing services, offering you a structured way to work through physical or mental health issues and financial difficulties. The resource is free to use and confidential.
Public Health England have created a dedicated page to bring together resources to help support the public's mental health during this difficult time.
- Feeling distressed or suicidal
Christmas can be a challenging time for many people. If you are struggling or feeling low, depressed or even thinking of hurting yourself please remember there is always someone wanting to help you. If you are worried about someone else and are not sure what to do you can also contact these support services.
Samaritans – 116 123 available to lend a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you don't want to talk email firstname.lastname@example.org and a trained Samaritan will respond within 24 hours.
Hopeline – 0800 0684141 is for those thinking about suicide and those worried about someone else – or Text 07860 039967 You can find lots of important resources to help prevent student suicide on the Papyrus website.
An interactive website which gives tips and tricks on how to refocus your mind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Headspace brings resources together online so more people can experience the benefits of meditation anytime, anywhere. With tips on guided meditations, animations, articles and videos, all in the distinct Headspace style, this is a resource to check out. Watch the introductory YouTube videos.
A blog post about how to cope with living back with your family. Especially after living away from home for a period of time.
The government have a dedicated page to help you make informed decisions regarding your wellbeing and mental health.
An online resource provided by the Mental Health Foundation which outlines some top tips for working from home.
The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak. Government advice designed to keep us safe is under constant review and will be different depending on where you live.
An online platform providing support, with forums, live webinars and videos focused on professional and personal development. Mentor Your Mind joining instructions. The code to join is: 2z9ib16
Mind is a charity who provide information to support and empower people with a mental health problem.
MindSET is a free, an interactive online resource to help young people (16-30yrs) manage feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and distress. It's hosted by young mental health advocates and experienced therapists, sharing concrete skills and tools that can be used immediately. What started as a response to lockdown has now become a vital support to students studying at home or managing life back on campus. Skills are often from DBT (Dialetical Behaviour Therapy) evidence-based practical skills focussed form of therapy that actually works and can create huge changes in your life and the way you think. Email email@example.com with any questions.
Mind charity have developed a page full of puzzles and activities to keep your brain active.
Every Thursday at 7pm (GMT), the National Theatre are streaming an iconic play for free.
- Newham Mental Health Services
The NHS East London Foundation Trust's freephone service is available on 0800 0730066 for Newham, 0800 0730003 for Tower Hamlets and 0800 0730006 for City and Hackney. The service is for anyone who lives or works in Newham, Tower Hamlets and City & Hackney and may be struggling with mental health. The service is provided by mental health professionals and gives support and advice to those who may need it.
An app developed by the National Health Service (NHS) to help you manage and maintain your mental health.
Courtesy of Julian Dominique, one of the University's personal trainers, all University staff will have access to his free online Personal Training services.
Posturite gives a few tips and tricks about how to do some exercises from your workstation to ensure you keep your body moving and flexible throughout the day.
Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Professor of Coaching and Positive Psychology at University of East London, is featured in the Conversation giving his top six evidence-based ways to look after your mental health during lockdown.
A toolkit designed to share tools for how to sleep and rest better.
SportsDock are hosting a series of online events to help keep you fit and active during this time.
SportsDock has a wellbeing blog to inspire you with tips and tricks about maintaining your wellbeing.
A free ebook has been written to give you tips and tricks about how to look after yourself during these uncertain times.
Commissioned by over 120 organisations globally, we're an online service providing access to millions with anxiety, depression and other common mental health issues.
Woebot, our chat-based tool, is the delivery mechanism for a suite of clinically-validated therapy programs that address many of today's mental health challenges, from generalised anxiety and depression to specific conditions like postpartum depression, adult and adolescent depression, and substance abuse.