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Student Support: Wellbeing


We hope the information on this page will provide advice on how to maintain your wellbeing. It's always good to talk to someone and the Student Services Team are here to listen.

Emergency Support:
If you, or someone you are concerned about, is in immediate danger, call: 999. Links to support agencies, including the Samaritans can be found on this page.

Student Space

However you’re feeling, help and guidance is available. Explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the challenges of student life.

There are three ways that Student Space is here to help during the pandemic:

1. Access to dedicated support services for students, by phone or text
2. Information and tools to help you through the challenges of coronavirus
3. Helping you find what support is available at your university
>  Access Student Space


More about 5 Ways to Wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based public mental health messages aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of the whole population. They were devised by the New Economics Foundation find out more on their website

There is a huge amount of helpful and interesting content on their website including Looking after yourself and others during the coronavirus crisis.

Five Ways Challenge

Live Well Dorset invite you to join the Five Ways Challenge as we stand up to the global challenge of coronavirus. Over the following weeks, Five Ways Challenge participants will join together virtually to take care of our wellbeing. Virus or no virus, we can all take steps to improve our wellbeing. Join us as we learn and lean into the Five Ways as we LiveWell this spring.

Covid-19 & Loneliness

  • Are you feeling concerned, anxious or worried?
  • Do you feel isolated or unsafe?
  • Are you worried about your wellbeing or mental health?
  • Or perhaps you would like some reassurance?
  • Our student services are here to help and support all students.
  • Please contact us at where our Wellbeing Advisers will be happy to assist.

Dorset Open Door: Supporting Bereavement

Experiencing bereavement is difficult at any time and for some people, it can be additionally traumatic during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have been bereaved by suicide, the grieving process can be even more complicated, distressing, uncertain and confusing.

Dorset Open Door, acknowledges that everyone has a different experience of bereavement. The team will listen to you and in the context of your personal experience, circumstance, strengths and resources help you to navigate support and advice that is right for you.

You can contact Dorset Open Door by calling 01305 361 361 or emailing Dorset Open Door

Student Services 5 (or 6) Ways to Wellbeing

In times of challenge, it becomes even more important to take care of each other as well as ourselves. So we have added a 6th way to help - which is to get in touch with Student Services for a virtual wellbeing chat, bring a cuppa.