Student and Staff Wellbeing Support #WeAreNCL

Student and Staff Wellbeing Support #WeAreNCL

by Newcastle University

Students and staff alike, we are all in this together and it's time to give our wellbeing a boost.

Take a look at the below information regarding support available to you.

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS

NUSU Wellbeing Support

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NUSU’s Covid 19 Student Community, run by a team of seven friendly Sabbatical Officers, offers wellness tips, advice, activities and support to help you through the week.

Join the community on Facebook now, highlights include:

  • Motivational Mondays offering inspiration and advice from Pablo
  • Toon Tuesdays keeping active with Joe
  • Wellness Wednesdays talking all things self-care with Sara
  • Treat yourself Thursdays serving Netflix Parties, Pub Quizzes & everything in between with Karina
  • Feelgood Fridays giving you the scoop with Grace from student newspaper, The Courier
  • Societies Saturdays showcasing the amazing work our societies have been up to, with Eleanor
  • Sunyay Sundays live with President Katie, keeping you updated and sharing top life-in-lockdown tips

Find out more from the Virtual Union with Covid-19 Updates regarding changes to service and how they may affect you.

NUSU Book Club

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All the best books to top your reading list as shared, and rated, by you! Updated weekly, join the club and share your suggestions now.

Volunteering

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Another great way to keep your spirits up is to give back, find out more about volunteering opportunities both online and in Newcastle.

Student Advice Centre

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Need help or advice in light of Covid-19? The outbreak is generating lots of concerns, questions and issues for many people; so NUSU have put together some useful FAQs on housing, finance, academic and personal issues to help.

If you can’t find an answer to your query in the FAQs, The Student Advice Centre is still taking appointments.

Student Health and Wellbeing services

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Additionally, all our Student Health and Wellbeing support services remain available and are now being delivered remotely by telephone or video call.

Take a look at our student wellbeing pages for more information including:

  • Notifying us of self-isolation
  • Pastoral Support
  • Ongoing Therapy
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Specialist disability teams
  • Financial Support
  • Urgent Help
Staying on Campus

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SafeZone is a free app for all students and staff that connects you directly to our University Security Team whenever you’re in need of urgent help while on campus. Download SafeZone now.

Learn more about support available to you if you’re staying in Newcastle.

Silvercloud CBT

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you to identify and change thought patterns that have a negative influence on behaviour.

Silvercloud online CBT is available to all Newcastle University students, free of charge.

Counselling

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It's not just those who have a diagnosed mental health condition that can benefit from counselling.

Our Wellbeing team offers counselling and mental health disability support to all our students. Learn more about the support available to you.

iNCLude app

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Preventative care is also important. Our free, iNCLude app is designed to help you take small steps to improve & maintain your wellbeing. Download iNCLude now.

Further Support Services

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Whether you’re struggling with Faith and Spirituality, Disability, Sexual Violence, LGBTQA+, Finances or being a Student Carer, learn more about the support available to you.

 

SUPPORT FOR STAFF

Staff COVID-19 Wellbeing Programme

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Our University Staff COVID-19 Wellbeing Programme includes a number of live, remotely delivered activities alongside curated activities or resources that you can explore in your own time. 

Building on our World Mental Health Day programme last year, activities are based on the 5 ways to wellbeing; five evidence-based actions you can take to improve your personal wellbeing as identified from research by the New Economics Foundation.

Events are available to all University colleagues (and anyone else in your household you can share your computer screen with!). Highlights so far include:

Take Notice

  • Mindfulness and meditation workshops with our experts from around the University

Connect

  • Pop Up Choir with North East-based singer, songwriter and music practitioner Beccy Owen
  • Book Club with Walton Library

Be Active

  • Yoga sessions with qualified yoga instructor Emma Slack from our Population Health Sciences Institute
  • Keep Fit and Workstation Exercise guides from our Sports Centre & Occupational Health

Keep Learning

  • Learn a Language with our Language Resource Centre
  • Wellbeing-related learning from Organisational Development

Give

  • Volunteer for our COVID-19 response programme
  • Create your own virtual community
Covid-19 Staff Health and Wellbeing Support

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Find more support available to you on our Covid-19 Staff Health and Wellbeing Support pages. Including:

  • Manager's toolkit for supporting your team's wellbeing
  • Self-Care
  • Counselling and mental health support for colleagues
  • Home Working and desk set-up
  • Financial Wellbeing
  • Domestic Violence Support
Employee Assistance Programme

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And please don’t forget, it's not just those who have a diagnosed mental health condition that can benefit from counselling. As a member of our University staff (or current postgraduate student), our Employee Assistance Programme is available to you, offering six free telephone or online sessions with a trained counsellor.

School of Psychology Wellbeing Study

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This online program is designed to help strengthen your sense of embodied self and support mental well-being with weekly 45-minute sessions.

The study is provided by Dr. Jessica Wiese, a psychologist and therapist, working as a lecturer and researcher here at Newcastle University.

By joining the study and completing a set of online questionnaires as you progress, Dr. Wiese and her students seek to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on psychological wellbeing and distress, how this changes over a period of time and, most importantly, how an embodied approach can limit your psychological distress and improve wellbeing. Join the study now.

 

We’re a strong community bursting with exceptional, talented and compassionate people, and we’ll get through this together. #WeAreNCL

Learn more about how our community has been coming together to combat Covid-19 or how our Faculty of Medical Sciences has been joining forces with the NHS.

 

Read Our Latest Covid-19 Updates