This campaign is designed to help you get support during these incredibly difficult times. COVID-19 has had a massive impact on the way we are studying, living, our families and our futures. It is becoming more important for people to reach out and talk about these issues, to share how they are feeling and hopefully, gain some comfort by doing this.
That is why we have launched this campaign. We want to share with you who you can talk to, how you can get support while in quarantine. Whether it is loneliness, bereavement, academic stress or motivation. No matter how you identify, the colour of your skin, your mental health, we are all the same on the inside, and deserve support in these unprecedented times.
Throughout the Nightline Anniversary Week and the remainder of quarantine we will be releasing tips to keep healthy, as well as where you can go for support.
Solent Mind- Coronavirus mental well-being helpline
Mental health foundation
- Offering top tips on how to look after your mental health during lockdown
- Tips, advice and guidance on where you can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
- To talk about anything that is upsetting you, you can contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- 116 123 (free from any phone), email [email protected]. You can also call the Welsh Language Line on 0300 123 3011 (7pm–11pm every day).
- If you’re experiencing a mental health problem or supporting someone else
- 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).
- If you’re under 35 and struggling with suicidal feelings, or concerned about a young person who might be struggling
- 0800 068 4141 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–10pm), email [email protected] or text 07786 209 697.
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
- If you identify as male
- 0800 58 58 58 (5pm–midnight every day) or use their web chat service.
- If you identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
- 0300 330 0630 (10am–10pm every day), email [email protected] or use their web chat service. Phone operators all identify as LGBT+.
- Free text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
- TEXT: 85258
- Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
- 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) Website: refuge.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care
- Offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies
- Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) Website: cruse.org.uk
- Eating disorder helpline
- Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s) Website: b-eat.co.uk
Support for grief and bereavement
- The University has a dedicated self-help guide for those experiencing grief as a result of bereavement. This can be found on the Student Services website and includes common feelings and reactions.
Student Services remains available for remote support:
- 01509 222765
- [email protected]
Loughborough Nightline is operating a reduced service during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Their instant messaging service is available every Monday, Wednesday & Friday between 8pm and midnight.
The Centre for Faith and Spirituality offers a Chaplaincy service available 24/7 for all faiths, and none.
- [email protected]
- 01509 223743 or 07961846905