Staying Safe

Mental Health and Wellbeing is always incredibly important. That's why we have permanent dedicated Health Safety & Wellbeing pages. We know that things are different right now, and you might need a little extra support or guidance. Here's some resources that might help you or a loved one.

If you are finding it difficult to access support and the resources below aren't quite right for you, please get in touch with the Help and Support team at advice@luu.leeds.ac.uk.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Public Health England

Public Health England have compiled lots of advice on mental health and wellbeing during this difficult period.

Visit: gov.uk Website

Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation have lots of info including; how to talk to children, why do we panic buy, and advice for those living in difficult circumstances.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

Student Minds

Student Minds are regularly updating this page with information about how to look after your mental health, including how to deal with racism and xenophobia.

Visit: https://www.studentminds.org.uk/coronavirus.html

Mind

Mind have created a new page for top tips to look after your wellbeing during this time.

Visit: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Beat

If you have an eating disorder, or are supporting someone who does, you might have specific worries or practical concerns to do with the illness or treatment during this time.

Beat have created guidance on some commonly asked questions which you can access here.

Guidance for Carers

As the situation with coronavirus evolves, it's important to know what support is available to you as a carer and those you look after.

Visit: carersuk.org

Staying Safe

We understand that some people may be living in difficult circumstances at home. Please reach out to one of these charities or helplines if you are struggling. A more extensive list can be viewed here.

Leeds Women's Aid

Leeds Women’s Aid (LWA) and Women’s Lives Leeds (WLL) are about to launch an online chat service for those women who are currently trapped with their abuser. The online chat is available on www.leedswomensaid.co.uk and it is available Monday to Friday 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

Leeds Domestic Violence Service

Leeds Domestic Violence Service has a 24 hour helpline – 0113 246 0401

Or are available via email if making calls is difficult. Click here.

Find out more at https://ldvs.uk/

They can help both men and women, and can help find emergency accommodation if needed.

Galop LGBT+

Galop is the UK’s only specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity.

(0800) 999 5428 – Support and Advocacy

Email help@galop.org.uk

Click here to visit their website.

Samaritans

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They're there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 116 123 for free.

Or email jo@samaritans.org

https://www.samaritans.org/

Behind Closed Doors

24 hour helpline (0113) 246 0401

BCD are a community based team that can help if someone feels they are at risk. They can also provide practical support around accessing legal advice and financial guidance.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Visit their website here.

Men's Advice Line

24 hour helpline (0808 8010327) support for male victims of Domestic Abuse

Visit https://mensadviceline.org.uk