Staff and student mental health and well being
We are a College that deeply cares about our colleagues and our students; and I’m sure we all understand that a person does not have to be self-isolating in order for coronavirus concerns to have an impact on mental health.
Recognising that students and staff might find they are feeling worried, and that self-isolating or social distancing may bring its own stresses, I would like to remind everyone that these feelings are completely normal.
A number of organisations have published guidance on mental health considerations relating to the coronavirus outbreak, including: Mind, The Mental Health Foundation and Young Minds. I do ask that during this challenging time, you take time to read these links, and share them with students, family and friends.
We'd also ask that for those who are self-isolating, please continue to protect others, including our wonderful NHS. A reminder about what self-isolation means:
Try to avoid visitors to your home, although it’s okay for friends, family and delivery drivers to drop off food (but continue to practice social distancing upon delivery).