Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates for staff and students

The basics

Taking care of you.

Ensuring that you are meeting your basic needs is so important for your health and wellbeing

Eating well, staying hydrated and getting enough sleep are vital, as well as limiting anything that doesn't make you feel goodTry cooking healthy balanced meals and try having your five a Day.

Eat regularly to keep your energy up especially if your appetite has changed during the pandemic. Let yourself indulge in treats every so often - we did say balance

Drink enough water. Our bodies are made up of 60% water and it is essential for us to function at an optimal level.

Sleep. Have a nap if your body is telling you that you need it. Get your 8 hours sleep at nightEstablishing a good night time routine and set pattern for sleeping can be of massive benefit to your health and wellbeing.

5 ways to wellbeing

Connect with others

Building connections and feeling part of community can contribute to feelings of wellness. Supporting those around you who are in need and connecting with online communities at this time can help you stay well.

Be active

Getting in some exercise, going for a walk, doing some cartwheels - whatever takes your fancy! Moving your body can

improve the way you feel. We've noticed an increase in free classes during the pandemic - why not try out something new

Take notice of your surroundings 

Find pleasure in the mundaneWhen walking somewhere pay attention to all of your senses, being mindful of what you can hear, feel, see and smell. Notice the small things and find gratitude in them.

Keep learning

Learn about yourself, learn about self-care. Learn a new skill or hobby. Watch documentaries or attend online events and workshops.

Give

Be kind to yourself, to strangers, to friends, to nature. This could be a smile or a random act of kindness, it could be signing up to help out those in need locally. Giving can help us feel as though we have a purpose.