Useful Resources

It's really important when following advice and guidance to know where it's coming from. We know how difficult it can be to know what information reflects genuine expertise, what is really going to help or even just to be able to find what you're looking for. We have curated a list of links we think are helpful. We accept that this list isn't comprehensive and would welcome any suggestions or additions. Please email us if you think we could add anything else.

General Advice and Information

The situation is evolving continually so we advise you to look up the most up-to-date information on the University’s Coronavirus webpage, the Public Health England website and NHS Info about Covid-19

Please find the latest COVID-19 updates below:

The government has issued guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from Covid-19. This giudance is for these individuals (including children) as well as their carers, family and friends and is important to read, especially as the country considers plans for how to move toward an end to lockdown.

Help if you’re feeling anxious

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many of us to make significant adjustments to the way we work. A lot of us will be living with a heightened sense of anxiety and uncertainty.

For colleagues with existing mental health conditions or those who would like to take a more structured approach to their mental wellbeing, the Working from Home: Your Wellbeing Action Plan may be useful.

Please contact the Occupational Health team at occupationalhealth@exeter.ac.uk if you require any support or guidance.

For more information as well as blogs, webinars and workbooks, please vist the University's Wellbeing pages

Please also remember that you can access further assistance from Pro-Counselling which can be accessed 24/7 for telephone counselling via our online portal, as well as offering a range of well-being resources and guides.

SilverCloud offers secure, immediate access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programmes, tailored to your specific needs. The have set up a specific programme to help you to manage your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about SilverCloud, please visit the Wellbeing pages

For ongoing mild to moderate depression and anxiety it may also be appropriate to contact local NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapy Services.

Staying active at home

Whether you are working from home, self-isolating or both, it is important to keep active where you can.

Managing a long-term condition in isolation

If you have questions or concerns about a particular condition, the NHS website provides good information.

Many of the individual charities have focused advice on particular conditions and offer support groups or online chats.

Bereavement

Coping with the loss of life under any circumstances is difficult but is even more challenging in the current situation.