Here at Durham SU, we recognise that this period will be incredibly difficult for many of you, and some of you will experience changes to your usual mood, feelings of isolation, low energy, anxiety or concern. These feelings are completely valid, and are to be expected given the uncertainty and severity of the situation.
As always, we recommend that you regularly practice healthy self-care that you know works for you to support your own wellbeing. However, if these feelings become overwhelming or disruptive, or if you’re not sure where or how to find answers to your questions, you may wish to reach out for additional support or guidance, and that’s more than okay. There are lots of people and organisations out there who can help. We’ve listed some of these below, with information on how to access them.
If you’re looking for ideas on how to practice healthy self-care, or if you’re seeking guidance on how to help yourself through periods of low mood or heightened anxiety, you may find the following helpful:
If you feel you’d benefit from seeking informal, non-professional support from your peers, there are many groups in Durham who have been trained and can offer a listening ear, support and signposting:
If you feel like you may benefit from professional support (for instance, if the way you feel becomes overwhelming, or disrupts your day-to-day life), you may wish to:
If you feel you’d benefit from speaking to someone, but don’t want to talk to someone from the University or your GP, you can:
If you’re struggling with grief or loss:
For a more extensive list of non-Covid specific support options, you can read our Student Signposting Guide here.
Page last reviewed: 09/11/2020