As November’s Stress Awareness Week coincides with many university students having to study online and isolate away from others, we’re sharing these useful self-care tips from Dr Dominique Thompson. Adapted from the ‘Stress, anxiety, and depression’ module within our Being Well, Living Well online toolkit, these tips can be shared with students as practical strategies for maintaining a healthy mind and body whilst isolating at home. Dr Dominique Thompson is a highly regarded Student Wellness Consultant, the former Director of the University of Bristol Students’ Health Service, and a retired GP. She also acted as the Lead Advisor for Being Well, Living Well – our online toolkit that helps students to manage their mental, phyical, emotional, and financial wellbeing throughout university, which published this year.
Use the link below to download a PDF version of Dominique’s wellbeing tips, which you are welcome to share with students, for example via your institution’s social media channels, on your website and Virtual Learning Environment, and in any other communications.
Ensure that every student has access to a baseline of wellbeing support
Being Well, Living Well is an interactive, online toolkit that provides students with the practical tools and knowledege needed to manage their mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. With both UK and Australian versions of the toolkit developed in collaboration with a panel of mental health experts, healthcare professionals, and university students and staff, the toolkit enables institutions to provide a baseline of practical, relatable, and accessible mental health and wellbeing support that students can access anytime, anywhere.