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News: Well­be­ing blog – we’re in this together

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Wellbeing team - pic taken a while ago and recently edited!
Wellbeing team - pic taken a while ago and recently edited!

Hel­lo from the Not­ting­ham Col­lege Stu­dent Well­be­ing team! 

Well, it’s been an unusu­al week or so, to say the least.

We are learn­ing to adapt to home work­ing, com­mu­ni­cat­ing through tech­nol­o­gy and adjust­ing to a new kind of normal.

We know that this is a dif­fi­cult and chal­leng­ing time for staff and stu­dents to adjust to, but we thought we would share what’s going on, to help you keep moti­vat­ed and look after your well­be­ing over the next few weeks.

We thought we would share some of the top tips that we have picked up over the last week. The tips were designed with our stu­dents in mind, but hope­ful­ly even if you’re not one of our stu­dents you’ll find some­thing that is of interest!

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Lau­ra Archer, Stu­dent Well­be­ing Man­ag­er says:

Try to set your­self some kind of rou­tine. It can be flex­i­ble, but get­ting up, get­ting dressed and set­ting tasks for the day, no mat­ter how big or small, can help feel like you still have some structure.”

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Liam Perkins, Well­be­ing Coor­di­na­tor Stu­dent Voice suggests:

Keep in con­tact with fam­i­ly and friends as much as pos­si­ble. You could use video chat to make it feel more per­son­al. Sched­ule time with friends to all go online at the same time for exam­ple. Most impor­tant­ly, keep check­ing in on each other.”

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Will Thomp­son, Well­be­ing Coor­di­na­tor Enrich­ment says exer­cise is real­ly important:

Remem­ber to make time dur­ing the day to do some­thing active. 30 min­utes a day is usu­al­ly rec­om­mend­ed to help keep you healthy, and that can be any­thing from a walk with your dog to a more intense work­out using a YouTube video as a guide. 

Do some­thing to suit your lev­el of fit­ness of course. With the tech­nol­o­gy we have around now it could­n’t be a bet­ter time to eas­i­ly find these. ”

What else can I do?

Follow us on social

The team have found some great resources online, with tips and advice to manage your wellbeing. We will be sharing these ideas through our social media channels to help you manage your day. We will regularly share useful apps on our social media too.

Try something new

Why not use some of your spare time over the next few weeks to either do something you don't usually have time for, or learn something new? Pick up that book you wanted to read, get fitter or spend extra time with the kids or younger siblings. All of this should help to look after your mental health as well as your physical health.

Your voice matters

Student Council are having virtual weekly meetings to discuss how our students are feeling and how the College can support you during this time. We are looking at different ways to ensure our students can have still have a voice at college. Current students can keep an eye out on their Nottingham College email account, as well as their personal email, for more information.

Don't forget to keep in touch!

As a team we also want to make sure we stay in touch with our cur­rent stu­dents and respond with any advice or sup­port we can offer. 

These are extra­or­di­nary times, and we are all work­ing out our own way to man­age them. if you’re a stu­dent of ours, get in touch with the Well­bing team through our social media accounts list­ed above, or by email­ing wellbeing@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk with any questions. 

We would also love to hear how you are keep­ing busy and any top tips you have that we can share with oth­ers too!

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  • 31st March 2020 (2:04 PM)
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