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Wellbeing Wednesday – Easter support

Wellbeing Wednesday update and Easter support

Welcome to this edition of the Business School Wellbeing Wednesday update. We hope you are safe and well.

Each Wednesday (during term time) we will send you an email highlighting wellbeing support that is available to Business School students within the School and from across the university. As well as providing a reminder about the support available each week, we will also shine a spotlight on a different university support service.


Easter break

As this is the last week of term we wanted to use this week’s update to remind you that services are still available during the Easter break so please don’t feel that you cannot reach out to the teams after 26 March. We hope you enjoy the break and we will restart the Wellbeing Wednesday updates when you return in late April.

Remember that if you are travelling home from Newcastle for the break, it is strongly recommended that you book a Covid-19 test before travelling. You can read more about the university guidance for the break and how to book a test here.

All students should refer to our blog about returning to campus safely and arrange two Covid tests on their return to Newcastle and regular tests thereafter if accessing facilities on campus.

Get in touch: Our Business School Wellbeing Advisor Emer McConnell, is available via email each Wednesday between 10.00-11.00 in case Business School students have any questions about Wellbeing support or services available.  If you want an informal chat, please email Emer at NUBS.Wellbeing@newcastle.ac.uk or call her on Teams (Emer McConnell) and she will be able to sign post you to what support is available.

Other Sources of Support: Outside of Emer’s contact time each Wednesday, you can also get in touch with a range of Wellbeing Support services. Our Student and Staff Wellbeing Service work with local and national organisations to support you and help you maximise your academic potential and gain the most from your time here at Newcastle.

Here at the Business School, we have two specialist advisors to help support our students. You can find out more about the support they can offer via the Business School Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Canvas Communities.

Student Support Plans: If you disclose a long-term mental health condition, supported by recent medical evidence, you may be able to access reasonable adjustments and support to help you engage in your studies. Students who have an on-going mental health condition or disability can access a Student Support Plan: specialistlearning@ncl.ac.uk or disabilityadvisor@ncl.ac.uk.

Mental Health Advisor: If you feel you may require support with a mental health issue, you can request an individual assessment appointment: mentalhealthadvisor@ncl.ac.uk.

Drop-In Support: For situations where you do not need a regular appointment but may want to speak to someone about an issue impacting your health and wellbeing please contact: sws.therapyappointments@ncl.ac.uk.

This service allows you to meet with our Therapist, Lisa to discuss any issue that may be affecting you but where you don’t feel you need a more regular appointment and some advice may help. Lisa can provide counselling for students who may be struggling with life concerns that cause unmanageable emotional or psychological distress. She can also help students to get the most from their university experience and maximise their academic success by providing time focussed counselling. This service is available to all students, to those with and without medical evidence.

Wellbeing Workshops: The School is hosting Workshops on a range of topics from Managing Stress and Anxiety to How to Sleep: ncl.ac.uk/wellbeing/newseventsandprojects/ For more information about wellbeing support and services at Newcastle University visit: Student and Staff Wellbeing.

Urgent Wellbeing Support: For urgent concerns during office hours (09:00 – 17:00 Monday-Friday) please use the Wellbeing Consultancy service: wellbeingconsultancy@ncl.ac.uk. For out of hours help, please call University Security: 0191 208 6817 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)

Report + Support: We are committed to providing a positive experience for our students and colleagues and believe that abusive behaviours are never acceptable. Our online Report and Support tool enables anyone to report concerns anonymously, make a formal complaint and/ or receive support. You can read more at https://reportandsupport.ncl.ac.uk/.

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