Useful resources for support
Here are some useful resources to support you during the COVID-19 outbreak
The NHS across the UK has several helpful websites with a range of useful information and links including guidance re staying at home; what to do if you suspect you have coronavirus; advice on managing coughs, colds and fever; links to other online resources to assist with questions re employment rights, mental health and wellbeing and a link to a standard letter for your employer if you have to self-isolate.
It also has a comprehensive directory of health and wellbeing services across Scotland.
Government website about coronavirus and claiming benefits
Consumer rights website with updated information
Reading Well helps people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading. There is also a link to a ‘Mood-Busting’ book list: is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups.
An International Student's Guide to UK University (COVID-19)
The guide covers a lot of useful information including the following:
- A summary of the education sector’s response to COVID-19 and the impact it’s had on students - such as their mental health, which 83% of young people said has declined since the outbreak.
- How admission requirements and visa extensions are being handled according to the latest guidelines from Ofqual and the Home Office.
- What changes can be expected in the future - such as 97% of universities aiming to provide in-person learning once lockdown restrictions are lifted.
- A FAQ section, which addresses some of the most common concerns that international students might have.
Headspace offers some free mediations as part of their “Weathering the Storm” collection during the COVID-19 outbreak.