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Bringing the Library to You: Wellbeing

How to make the most of millions of library resources, 24/7, wherever you are!

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Team

There is a lot of information on the Mental Health and Wellbeing website which may help you in times of need.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing team provide support relating to students mental health and wellbeing by telephone appointments.  Students can contact the team with queries or advise about support summaries via email SA.wellbeing@bcu.ac.uk (email staffed Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or call  0121 331 5188 (student emergencies only).

 

Self help books

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Mindfulness for Students

This book shows students how to apply mindfulness to their studies and everyday life in simple, practical steps and shows readers how mindfulness can help them to manage the stresses of student life more effectively.

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic : A Five Areas Approach

We currently have unlimited electronic access to this ebook. Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Panic uses the proven and trusted five areas model of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing a range of symptoms associated with these conditions. 

Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing

Worried about Coronavirus (Covid-19) and how it could affect you?  Find out more ...

Student Support

Our professional and confidential Enablement and Wellbeing services can support your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing, helping you to study more effectively. They include:

Healthcare

Mental Health and wellbeing

Disability support

Faith and spiritual support

 HELS GSSA Student Connect

Big White Wall

BCU students going through a tough time can access free online support with Big White Wall for 24/7 additional support using your BCU email address.

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The service provides 24/7 online peer and professional support, with trained counsellors. It provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.  

It also includes a number self-help courses which you can work through at your own pace including how to: 

  Manage stress and anxiety 

  Manage depression

  Improve your sleep

  Use activity to raise your mood

Big White Wall is totally anonymous, so no one will know you’ve chosen to use it unless you tell them

Headspace

You can create a Headspace account for free courtesy of sponsorship by BCU HELS. It covers Mindfulness for everyday life:

  Stress less

  Move more

  Sleep soundly

Self-care

It is important to keep your body and mind active as part of self-care. 

Connect and keep in contact with your friends and loved ones. 

Try to do some physical activity every day - there are a wealth of online resources available such as 

  HIIT workouts - The body coach is very popular

  Yoga - Check out Yoga with Adriene 

Do things you enjoy - read, write, watch a boxset, do a crossword, be creative but above all be kind to yourself and take a break when you need it. 

NHS Guidance about Coronavirus

Togetherall

Togetherall is a  safe online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and well being.

Togetherall provides a community for shared experiences and mental support.

Togetherall is accessible anywhere and at anytime 24/7.

 

Other Places to get Help

Please visit the waiting room for a comprehensive search of specialist services or look at BCU's self help pages.

Every Mind Matters

Your Mind Plan - Answer five questions in this interactive quiz to get top tips and advice for you.

Relaxation

How to relax - 8 relaxation tips for your mental health

Why not try Auto Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR)?

 ASMR is the term used to describe a tingling, calming sensation some people report experiencing in response to close personal attention or certain audio or visual stimuli.

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