Wellbeing resources - Coronavirus

Page written and resources collated by Anna Jarvis, Wellbeing Promotion and Early Interventions Lead

The uncertainly around coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) can be unsettling and you may be finding that you have worries about the virus and how it might affect your life.

We have put together some resources that might be helpful if you are finding the situation difficult or stressful.

Please note that whilst we hope that all of the resources below are useful, the Student Wellbeing Service does not endorse the opinions expressed by other parties.

Grief & Bereavement 

We have created a guide for students at Sheffield Hallam University in response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus).



Resource Description Details 
Guidance for the public on the mental health aspects of coronavirus Government website containing advice and resources on a range of mental health and wellbeing areas. Website
Coronavirus and your wellbeing A resource developed by the mental health charity mind A website featuring practical advice and guidance as well as resources to support mental health
Student Minds Resources Guidance and resources developed to support people within the University Community who may be worried or distressed about self isolation and related issues Website and resource links
Student toolkit for working remotely Written by students for students Blog
Coping during Covid-19, a guide to students by students Developed in conjunction with Rethink Mental Illness A flipping book resource
Journaling to cope with COVID19 A resource developed by Connecticut college which highlights the benefits of journalling and gives some prompts on how to do it Two page text document
FACE COVID How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis - created by Russ Harris, author of 'The Happiness Trap' YouTube Clip
Centre for Mindfulness Life Enhancement Guided mindfulness practises for times you may be feeling overwhelmed or anxious Contains a range of exercises and resources

Community and local organisations

Resource Description Details 
IAPT - mental health support during coronavirus Anyone living or working in Sheffield who is struggling with their mental health during the Coronavirus lockdown can now access free NHS support over the phone or online. A 4 week course is also available. Website with information and contact details
Sheffield Mental Health Guide (Sheffield Flourish) Details of available mental health support as well as activities and toolkits Website with resources and support contact details
Facebook Group A 'Corona Community' facebook group for group for Hallam Students developed by Students Union Officer Ellis Clark Facebook account required
Online Quaker Meeting The Quaker centre at Woodbrooke runs online meetings on Wednesday's Friday's and Sundays Includes Information about how to join - and information for those who don't regularly attend meetings
The Big White Wall The big White Wall has content specifically relating to looking after your wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Online community and resources, free to students and staff at Hallam

Support for Healthcare Workers

App Description Details 
Psychological Wellbeing for Healthcare Workers
A learning tool developed with the aim of mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on psychological wellbeing Digital resource containing in depth information and links to resources.
NCL in Mind A wellbeing and mental health project to connect and support the North Central London health and social care workforce during the Coronavirus outbreak. Whilst it has been developed to support this group, the resources are relevant for any health worker. Digital resource containing in depth information, podcasts, self help surveys and links to resources

Support in a crisis

Resource Description Details 
Shout Shout is a 24/7 text service which aims to take you from a 'hot moment' to feeling calmer. If you're experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support, text Shout to 85258 Website contains more information on the support available.
Samaritans A 24-hour support service to discuss personal issues. Many of the Samaritans’ branches are also open to visitors, so you can to speak to someone in person. They also offer support to those worried about others. Samaritans website

Tel: 116 123,

Email: jo@samartians.org (non-urgent, 24 hour response time)

Papyrus (HopeLine) Young persons (under 35) suicide prevention charity, supports those with suicidal thoughts and those worried about others and seeking advice Papyrus website

Tel: 0800 068 41 41

text: 07786 209697


Rethink NHS Helpline A 24/7 Sheffield Helpline which offers emotional support and information to people affected by mental illness, aged 16 and over, who live in Sheffield or are under the care of Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. Sheffield helpline website

Contact Tel: 0808 801 0440 (free)


Android or iOS Apps

App Description Details 
Wysa An emotionally intelligent chatbot which employs research backed, widely used techniques such as CBT, DBT, Yoga and meditation, to support users with stress, anxiety, sleep, loss and a whole range of other mental health and wellness needs Several versions of the app available, details on the ORCHA site
Fabulous takes a holistic approach to motivate users to be more productive and have higher energy. The app is more than just a habit tracker, or a way to create new rituals – it’s a personal coach and happiness trainer. Free apps, in app purchases
Your. MD a health tracker and symptom checker powered by Artificial Intelligence, which has been developed by doctors and data scientists. It provides instant personalised health information and services, whenever and wherever it’s needed, for free. Free apps
eQuoo An evidence-based Emotional Fitness Game, combining the excitement and joy of gaming and the expertise of mental health professionals to provide a new form of mobile prevention and therapy for young adults 18-28-years old. Free apps, in app purchases

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