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The UEA Digital Library: Wellbeing

There are a huge number of online resources available to you from the UEA Digital Library

UEA resources

UEA Wellbeing Resources - An excellent collection of UEA and external resources for help with mental and physical wellbeing during the  coronavirus outbreak

UEA Student Support Service - Help and advice for UEA students on a variety of subjects including wellbeing, money/finances and study support.

Ebooks to support wellbeing

From mindfulness to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this reading list pulls together a range of ebooks on wellbeing that you can currently access for free as a UEA student.

Wellbeing apps

Enlitened - a free app for UEA students with advice and guidance on university life during coronavirus. Get it on the App Store or Google Play, or find out more about Enlitened on their website.

Headspace - the makers of this mental health app have shared free coronavirus related help articles. The app does have subscription costs and you can find it in your app store.

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Mindfulness sessions

Mindfulness involves setting some time aside during your day to give attention to your thoughts, feelings, and environment, and can help to improve both your physical and mental wellbeing.

Dr Kate Russell (EDU) has recorded a selection of mindfulness sessions for people to try guided meditation in their own homes or gardens. The free sessions, which are aimed at beginners, don’t require equipment, just around 20 minutes of time out from your day.

Mindfulness Introduction and Basic Instructions

Body Scan (20 mins)

Awareness of Breath (18 mins)

Mountain Meditation (12 mins)

Mindful eating (15 mins)

Awareness of sounds (14 mins)

Awareness of breath, body, sounds, thought (22 mins)

Mindful Stretching (18 mins)

Mindful Walking (12 mins)

3 Step Breathing Space (9 mins)    

Please note that these sessions don’t constitute a full Mindfulness course – which would have practices embedded within a wider curriculum. They are a lovely way for beginners to try out and dip into particular elements of mindfulness.

Mental health information

Mind

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NHS Every Mind Matters - guides from the NHS to staying well during the coronavirus outbreak

Mind - the national mental health charity has useful resources and advice for the current situation

Student Minds - This website contains lots of student specific mental health resources and advice

Samaritans - some useful links to other outside resources

Physical health information

NHS One You - Exercises that you can do at home and advice for healthy eating

Active Norfolk - Interesting ways to get exercise into your daily routine while at home and links to good exercise videos for adults and children

This Girl Can - Home strength and stretching exercises