27 April - 22 May 2020
We fully appreciate that with the current climate it is an extremely stressful period for students. We also understand that you may be feeling more stressed than usual, especially with summer exams looming. We have put together a month of online activities to help you de-stress and keep you as calm as possible through this challenging time. We hope that the resources help you to maintain a routine and provide a bit of relief - feel free to use these how and where you see fit.
We will also be holding weekly challenges where you will be in with a chance of winning vouchers, including Netflix and Amazon. Keep a look out on our channels for more info! Stay tuned for revision tips, live yoga sessions, crafting activities and more.
You can find activities for the 4-week period using the sub-sections below:
Most importantly, stay safe.
De-stress Top Tips
1. Make a plan -this could be making a revision plan or incorporating regular breaks into your schedule. If you feel more organised this is going to immediately reduce stress levels.
2. Remember to take regular breaks and take time for you. It's not possible to spend your whole day productive and that is ok! Do not feel guilty for watching your favourite TV show, as that time is just as valuable.
3. Move your body - try a live yoga session with us or have a go at pilates. Any movement you do will help you to de-stress, especially as you may be feeling cooped up indoors.
4. Stay connected to your friends, family and loved ones. One way to combat stress is to share it with someone - it might just make all the difference.
5. Get creative and have time away from your screen - we have plenty of crafting activities for you and you can even get involved in our online book club.
6. Virtual study buddy - set yourself challenges with your friends and you can even work together on Zoom or Skype. Sometimes having someone to study with makes the process easier and you can share knowledge with one another.
7. Try not to be too hard on yourself (easier said than done!) but you are doing great things. Keep going, you've got this.
Looking after your wellbeing during coronavirus
We have collected resources below to help support your wellbeing during this time period:
Emotional wellbeing resources
Please find more links to help support your emotional wellbeing, which we hope you will find helpful:
SU wellbeing resources
Panic Attack leaflet - This resource is now available electronically and you can download it here.
This resource was created by our Wellbeing Officer, Sana.