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    Wellbeing and Support Services

    06/05/2020
    We want you to be aware of the support available to you both from and outside the university

    Living in halls in lockdown, with restricted contact due to social distancing guidelines can become very stressful.

    It’s completely expected and normal to experience fear and perhaps enhanced anxiety, depression or other mental health issues during situations like these.

    It’s also important to manage uncomfortable feelings with perspective as the situation unfolds, as well as making the most of the resources you have available as an MDX student.

    We want to be sure that you are aware of the support available to you both from and outside of the University.

    Here are some additional resources and tips that you may find helpful – for managing anxiety and depression, and on staying emotionally fit.

    • Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic provides some science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.
    • Fika is an emotional fitness app and is available for free for MDX students.
    • If you need some psychological support, please download and complete our Call Back Request Form and send it to cmh@mdx.ac.uk. Please include your contact number in the email.
    • If you need External mental health and crisis support, a new mental health crisis helpline is now available – t get support or advice 24 hours of the day and night - mental health crisis 0300 0200 500.
    • Other useful contact numbers in a mental health crisis include:

    - Text Shout to 85258 (free) from anywhere in the UK for support. Available 24/7, and

    - The Samaritans on 116 123 (free) for support. Available 24/7.

    If you do not feel that you can keep yourself safe, speak with your GP, go to A&E or call 999 if you are self-isolating.

    More crisis and emergency support including CALM (a helpline for men or those who identify as male), and Switchboard (an LGBT+ helpline) available on UniHub

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