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News: Well­be­ing blog — stay safe and well

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Pic taken a while ago! Our Student Wellbeing team
Pic taken a while ago! Our Student Wellbeing team

Hello and welcome to another update from the Nottingham College Student Wellbeing team.

Well, we have had a couple of weeks working from home, and are starting to adjust to a new kind of normal. It's had ups and downs, but we are settling into a routine now, and hope you are too!

Whether you’re a stu­dent of ours, or think­ing about join­ing the Col­lege, we hope you enjoy your East­er break and take some time to relax. We’ve put togeth­er some tips for over the break and beyond, includ­ing some from our cur­rent students! 

Your wellbeing

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Here is a sim­ple but real­ly impor­tant tip we found from the Stress Man­age­ment Soci­ety. It’s an oldie but a goodie:

Try to look after your­self from the inside out. Stay­ing hydrat­ed by drink­ing plen­ty of water helps to keep a clear head and reduce feel­ings of anxiety. 

Tea and cof­fee also have high lev­els of caf­feine which can make you feel on edge, so try lim­it­ing your­self to 2 or 3 cups a day and drink­ing fruit teas or hot water with lemon to stay calmer.

Some of our stu­dents have already shared some of their own hints that they have found works for them: 

Online social­is­ing is one of the impor­tant things do dur­ing self-iso­la­tion, Keep in touch with friends and fam­i­ly. You should not be on your own dur­ing the pandemic! 

 — Hen­ry Icke

You can [go and] do one [ses­sion of] exer­cise per day, it could be walk­ing, jog­ging or even run­ning, so make the most of it! 

 — Chloe Richards

Staying safe

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Dur­ing this time more than ever, we are using tech­nol­o­gy, social media and var­i­ous apps to stay engaged which is great. 

How­ev­er, we want­ed to remind you to stay safe online. There are lots of scams and fake news going around — if some­thing sounds too good to be true, it prob­a­bly is! 

Remem­ber only to get infor­ma­tion from trust­ed sources Full Fact is a trust­ed web­site to check infor­ma­tion out. 

Extra info for our current students

If you are one of our stu­dents and you’re con­cerned about some­thing that is hap­pen­ing online, remem­ber you can access advice on sup­port on the Well­be­ing Hub on the stu­dent intranet, or speak to your Achieve­ment Coach who can help. 

It’s real­ly impor­tant that you keep in touch with your tutor and Achieve­ment Coach, not only so we can help you with your learn­ing, but to check in on your well­be­ing, so please make sure you keep in touch! 

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  • 9th April 2020 (4:20 PM)
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