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: MindThe 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.

Self-Isolation Reminder

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:

  • Stay at home
  • Do not come into College or go to public areas
  • Do not use public transport or taxis
  • Ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you

 

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).