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Persevere – Life during coronavirus – Be kind to yourself

4 years ago
- Life during Coronavirus

Over the next few days, as we all settle into our new routines, it’s possible some of us will feel we aren’t doing a “good enough” job. At times like these it is even more important to stay connected with oneself.

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Persevere – Life during coronavirus – Keep your mind in Check

4 years ago
- Life during Coronavirus

Worries and negative thoughts focusing on the future, overestimating danger and underestimating our personal ability to cope are components of anxiety. Similarly, negative thoughts related to loss and our (exaggerated) negative qualities are a component of depression. Learning how to keep such thoughts at bay will have an immediate effect on our mood and our behaviour.

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Persevere – Life during coronavirus – Stay mindful & Develop with reflection

4 years ago
- Life during Coronavirus

This brief exercise takes only one minute to complete! It can help us each day to keep our perspective by cultivating gratitude, setting intentions, priming our brain with affirmations and finally, supporting growth through reflection. In the long-term it can help re-calibrate our mind, enhance our self-efficacy and enrich our life.

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Persevere – Life during coronavirus

4 years ago
- Life during Coronavirus

The following practical techniques can help us stay mentally well when the lock-down feels particularly challenging and will help us stay committed to our common goal of staying mentally well while doing what it takes to get the virus under control.

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Engage – Life during Coronavirus …cont’d

4 years ago
- Life during Coronavirus

While we’re self-isolating or practising social distancing, these ways to wellbeing can be adapted to help us look after ourselves.

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Engage – Life during Coronavirus

4 years ago
- Life during Coronavirus

Now that we all need to stay at home, it is imperative that we redefine our rituals and maintain a structure and a routine in our day by creating a timetable for ourselves.

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Prepare – Life during Coronavirus

4 years ago
- Life during Coronavirus

Our government’s latest measures to tackle the coronavirus emergency requires us to stay at home and avoid unnecessary journeys or social contact… it’s important to prepare for this transition.

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Understand – Life during Coronavirus

4 years ago
- Life during Coronavirus

To take control of our current situation, make sure we are following current advice, and avoid feeling distressed, overwhelmed or helpless, it’s important to first make sure we have the knowledge we need to make decisions and take appropriate action.

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Getting through the coronavirus pandemic: your mental health guide

4 years ago
Getting through the coronavirus pandemic: your mental health guide

To this end, I have put this guide together as a humble attempt to reach out to as many of you as possible and help you support yourselves during these arduous times. The series of blogs that you can find links to below provide techniques and resources for more information and practical steps you can take to look after your mental health during this time of unprecedented change.

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MePlusMe videos released to support students’ mental health, wellbeing and study skills during coronavirus pandemic.

4 years ago

In view of what is happening in the world at the moment, and given the unprecedented challenges that our students are currently facing, I decided to release all the videos that we have developed so far in an attempt to support young people at this time.

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