It is really important to look after your mental health and wellbeing and you’ll find some useful links and information below to support you with this along with our little book of wellbeing.

Students

If you are feeling anxious or worried please make sure you talk to someone - a family member, friend or your teacher. Alternatively if you’d like to chat with anyone from our student support service, please email support.worker@gateshead.ac.uk and one of the team will get in touch with you.

Staff

Please check the college’s intranet page for information.


Let's Chat

Let’s Chat supports our staff and students to look after and manage their mental health through education, counselling sessions, seminars and workshops. Take a look here.

Useful links

MIND - tips and support including ‘plans for staying home’, tips for keeping your mind stimulated and help with issues such as anxiety and stress.

Mental Health Foundation - six top tips and useful links for looking after your wellbeing.

Living Life - Wellbeing and mental health support site with a section for young people.

Education Support - is a charity there to support the mental health and wellbeing of all staff in education, especially during these very challenging times. They offer a free 24/7 helpline staffed by trained counsellors as well as a financial grants service for current and former education staff in financial difficulty. 


Watch

The Body Coach Joe Wicks started his channel to offer free home workouts to everyone, no matter what their fitness level. There’s lots of workouts to help you keep active in your home or garden and you don’t need special equipment. He has workouts for the over 70s so tell your parents and grandparents to take a look and, since schools closed again, he has also started a live stream every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 9am ‘PE with Joe’.

Boho Beautiful At home yoga, fitness practice and peaceful meditation practice.

Cosmic Kids Yoga Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world. 

Blogilates A mix of pilates and hiit, short, low impact workouts.

REFITREV Dance workouts with something for everyone.  


Listen to

Fearne Cotton's Happy Place podcast  -  Fearne draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day.

The Daily Stoic is a 2-minute daily podcast  which will expand your knowledge and provide actionable tools and ideas to make you stronger, more resilient and happier. 


Useful apps

NHS mental health apps page has lots of useful apps to help with stress, anxiety, self harm and managing emotions.

Waking Up is a guide to understanding the mind, for the purpose of living a more balanced and fulfilling life. Join Sam Harris—neuroscientist, philosopher, and New York Times best-selling author—as he explores the practice of meditation and examines the theory behind it. 

Strava turns your smartphone or GPS watch into a sophisticated fitness activity tracker. Record your daily run or bike ride and analyse your training with all the stats.


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