Lots of students get support from their college/university when they’re going through a tough time. You are encouraged to speak to a trusted member of staff about anything that’s bothering you, whether its education related or something different. There are a range of support services at all colleges/universities including 1-1 support, online support, peer support and counselling that can help you. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to a member of staff then have a look on the college/university website or go to student support or the student union.
This conversational podcast was developed by a number of Calderdale students who attend different universities across the country. The aim was to share their real stories and worries that they have all experienced during this pandemic. All their experiences are different due to their individual lifestyles, the universities they attend and where they live whether that being at home or accommodated on campus. You will hear the students talk about how they feel about university life, their worries and concerns and the support services that is available to them and others.
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For further information about colleges in West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, please click on the links below to go to their websites.
NUS (National Union of Students) – this organisation promotes, defends and extends student rights. They fight discrimination, isolation and injustice through campaigning and targeted action.
Mind – explains how you can look after your mental health as a student, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support.
Students Against Depression – Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking.
Shout – Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Student Minds – Student Minds works with students, professionals and universities to develop new and innovative ways to improve the mental health of students.
Student Space – is here to make it easier for you to find the support that you need during the coronavirus pandemic. Explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the challenges of student life.
Coping with anxiety at university (Young Minds) – Jasmine talks about her experience of anxiety at university and the things that helped her cope.
Support with alcohol and drugs – You might feel like using alcohol or drugs because you’ve not seen your friends for a while or you’re making new friends. And there might be more drinking and drug use around in student halls and houses because people can’t go out as much.