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Stay well over Easter break

Published: 26 March 2021
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The University is closed from Friday 2 April until Monday 12 April. This means that services such as Enabling Services and First Support will not be contactable during this time, but there is still lots of support support available for you.

Supporting yourself during the University closure period

It might be useful for you to explore online wellbeing resources to help build your knowledge about how to manage your wellbeing.

Read through one or more of the NHS-designed self-help guides on topics such as stress, low mood, and sleeping problems. The guides provide you with in-depth information about wellbeing issues and how to improve them.

Togetherall is an online wellbeing platform that you can sign up to free using your University email address. They have a range of resources and courses that you can access, including Stop Procrastinating, Assertiveness Training, and Balance Your Thinking. 

You could try listening to a podcast for your wellbeing or download an NHS app to help you learn some techniques to maintain your wellbeing.

Studying over Easter

You could explore the range of online resources which are available through the Library's Academic Skills website. They've got a dissertation planner and an assignment planner to help you with each step from planning to submission.

Remember to take a break every so often. If you struggle with time management or scheduling breaks for yourself, give the Pomodoro Technique a go. The Pomodoro Technique encourages you to set an alarm for 25 minutes and work without interruption until the timer goes off. At this point, you can take a break and do something fun or relaxing.

Want to talk to someone?

If the Easter break feels stressful or causes you to worry, you can contact Student Life via email - they will continue to be available to all University students 24 hours a day, everyday, including during the Easter break. Alternatively, Samaritans are available 24/7 by phone (116 123) and email ( You can also text SHOUT on 85258 for support from a Crisis Volunteer.

If you are very distressed or feel that your safety may be at risk during this time, consider contacting one of these immediate support numbers.

Enabling Services and First Support will resume offering our services remotely from 9am on Monday 12 April. The Student Support Drop-in will resume on Tuesday 13 April. 


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