Leeds University Union Wellbeing Update
Here at Help & Support, we are still here for students who may still be in Leeds or have travelled home for the holidays. Our foyer will continued to be used as part of the asymptomatic testing site for students to be tested for covid-19 until December 15th. Our frontline team have temporarily moved to the Riley Smith theatre whilst our Advice team will continue to work online. Study space will also be available within LUU for students in Pyramid, Union square and Common Ground. All the information on the testing arrangements can be found here and updates on our building will be posted on our website.
I’d also like to spotlight some events and campaigns coming up:
LUU Gingerbread decorating: 17th December at 2pm and 21st December at 5pm
Get in the festive mood at our Christmas gingerbread decorating session. Pick up a free gingerbread decorating kit from the LUU Helpdesk, and join in one of our online sessions to craft and chat with others. Make sure to get your ticket online and find out more here.
LUU Christmas Card Making: December 16th at 5pm
Pick up a free Christmas Card Making Kit from the LUU Helpdesk and join in one of our online sessions to craft and chat with others. More details can be found here.
Mindwell’s Winter Wellbeing campaign
Mindwell are launching a new campaign which will be sharing self-care tips on social media as well as highlighting ways we can cope better with the pressures of Christmas which is likely to be quite different this year. The MindWell team will also be sharing information about Festive community events including virtual gatherings and activities on Christmas day and other faith festivals for people who are isolated or want to come together to celebrate. Also information on opening times for key mental health and crisis services over the Christmas holidays. Follow the campaign on Twitter @MindWellLeeds and find more tips and information at www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/winter. Keep checking back to this web page for the latest information.
The NHS Five Ways to Wellbeing:
1. Connect to others
2. Stay active
3. Learn something new
4. Give to others
5. Helpful Mindfulness resources
– CALM app
Black Lives Matter and Anti-racism resources: