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Physical Sciences Support: Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Graphic of a brainDuring the Coronavirus outbreak we know that a lot of our users will be worried or stressed. Although you will want to focus on your research it's important to take time for yourself and take care of your wellbeing. The resources on this page can be used to help you stay physically and mentally healthy during self-isolation or social distancing.

Brain: Design Science under a Creative Commons CC-BY 3.0 licence.

Mental Health whilst staying at home

Times are currently anything but normal, and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious. We've listed some resources which give advice on how to navigate the current situation and lessen the impact on your mental wellbeing. 
 

Learning online

Although many of us have experienced some element of online learning during our academic life, attending only online lectures and seminars has been a big change. The Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning has developed some excellent guidance on learning from lecture recordings including their twelve top tips.

Working from home

Many people will be attempting working from home or in a new non-work space during this time. This section contains some links to resources to help you make your working from home time as productive and comfortable as possible.
 

Keep the kids entertained

Some fun resources for entertaining kids during lockdown! 

Entertainment and leisure

It's important to take breaks when working - here are some suggestions of things you can do during your downtime from the comfort of your home.
 

  • The Sketch A Day app has a new prompt everyday, great for getting some inspiration (Android, iOS).
     
  • Join in with the Garden Bird Watch with the British Trust for Ornithology.
     
  • Chatterpack contains a huge variety of links, from virtual museum tours, animal webcams and music streams. There's also links to advice on mental health and wellbeing.

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