Health and wellbeing

We know this is a very concerning time for everyone. We are here to help and support you and will continue to provide a confidential service throughout this period.

The GCU Wellbeing team has compiled a range of resources for students and staff to access online.

If you need support or advice, please contact our Wellbeing Team studentwellbeing@gcu.ac.uk or our Disability Team disability@gcu.ac.uk.

GCU Students' Association Student Advisers are working remotely and are available as normal, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, to offer support. Please email advice@GCUstudents.co.uk.

Resources

Wellbeing Support During COIVD-19

We know this is a very concerning time for everyone. We are here to help and support you and will continue to provide a confidential service throughout this period.

Please find some resources below which have been collated to specifically support you emotionally as a result of COVID-19:

Online Articles

 

Interactive Blogs and Guides

 

Gender Based Violence Support During COVID 19

 

Community Support Groups

  • Exacta Print Community Support List (this list has local groups for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling, Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Lothain, Falkirk, Argyll & Bute, the Highlands, Moray, Ayrshire, the Borders, Abderdeenshire and more. The list is continually updated. 

     

Health Anxiety 

Additionally, we know that for those members of our University Community who already have Health Anxiety, this may be a particularly challenging time. Please find some resources below for specific support for health anxiety and pandemics:

 

Assisitive Technology

The GCU Disability Team within the Wellbeing Service have created a document outlining how students can use assistive technology to aid studying at home.

GCU Wellbeing Resource List

The GCU Wellbeing Team has worked with the Sir Alex Ferguson Library to create a GCU Wellbeing Resource List.

The list has books and ebooks which are available online, alongside videos and other resources.

Useful Apps, Podcasts, Resources and Self Help Websites
External Support Advice

Alcohol

Anger

Anxiety and Panic

Assertiveness

Bereavement

Depression and Low Mood

Disability

Drugs

Eating Problems

Gambling:

 Support for people affected by other people’s gambling:

Helplines

Insomnia/ Sleeping Problems

LGBT Counselling

Mental Health

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Perfectionism

Relationships

Self-harm

Sexual Health

Sexuality

Stress

 

Online Guided Wellbeing Courses

Meditation 

One of the GCU Chaplaincy Team Members, Sujata, has developed an online meditation programme which GCU Students and Staff members can access. 

 

Mindfulness

Lifelink offer a range of Online Resources, including videos, links and guided mindfulness clips. 

 

GCU The Arc Online Classes

‚ÄčTo help us to stay fit at home, instructors from the Arc are posting daily workouts and streaming free pilates and yoga classes for all GCU staff. The daily workouts will be posted on the Arc's Facebook page and the pilates and yoga classes will be delivered via Zoom. 

They are also setting fun challenges, such as 100 sqauts a day. 

Kathleen Campbell, the Arc Manager, said: "It's really important at this time to keep active during these difficult times, both for your physical and mental health. The workouts are free and no equipment is required and we hope you find them fun and inspiring." 

To watch the daily workouts and to access the pilates and yoga classes, visit the Arc's Facebook page

 

Glasgow Club Online Workouts

The Glasgow Club are offering free guided at home workouts for individuals to follow along at home. There are a wide range of available workshops including Body Balance, Yoga, and more. 

 

Yoga Therapies 

YogaTherapies are offering free online yoga sessions for individuals until the 31st of March. 

Videos

Self Care

 

Relaxation

 

Getting Active


Mindfulness

 

Human Connection

 

Autism - 'The World Needs All Kinds of Minds'