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Festival of Wellbeing

 

Resources at the University 

„  Staff Counselling Centre: The Staff Counselling Centre is available free of charge to all staff who hold a University contract of employment: academic, academic-related, assistant, research and technical 

„  Student Wellbeing: The Student Wellbeing pages give a broad overview of what is available for students to support their wellbeing whilst at the University of Cambridge 

„  UoC Wellbeing: WellCAM: Recordings of wellbeing events hosted by the University's WellCAM initiative, to promote health and wellbeing for staff 

„  LinkedIn Learning at Cambridge Hub: Wellbeing: University of Cambridge recommendations and learning paths for your wellbeing 

„  UoC Wellbeing Advocates: Find contact details of your local Wellbeing Advocate who can provide support and signposting about wellbeing issues 

„  Qwell: University and College staff and students resident in Cambridge are eligible to join Qwell – a new online counselling and wellbeing platform launched by MIND 

 

Resources to Read 

10 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep: Improve Your Sleep Quality  

 Trouble sleeping? : If you're having sleep problems, there are simple steps you can take to ease those restless nights. Find out how to get to sleep and how to sleep better  

  Seven hours of sleep is optimal in middle and old age, say researchers

„  In England, around one in eight men has a common mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) 

„  WhIle mental illnesses affect both men and women, the prevalence of mental illnesses in men is often lower than women. Men with mental illnesses are also less likely to have received mental health treatment than women 

„  Life can throw us curveballs. Yet even when things seem tough, there’s a lot we can do to look after ourselves and others 

„  Scientists find that the impact of social media on wellbeing varies across adolescence 

„  A social media guide for young people: How you experience social media can affect your mood 

„  Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns 

„  Social prescribing: a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker who gives people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing

„  Loneliness and Technology: Technology is great in many ways for bringing us together and the Covid pandemic has proved that. But it can also alienate and drive us apart 

„  Nine ways to feel less lonely: The world’s largest survey on loneliness – the BBC Loneliness Experiment – asked about ways of combatting loneliness which had worked for you or people you know

„  Long-Covid: Memory and concentration problems are common in long COVID and 
must not be ignored, say scientists

„  Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID): How long it takes to recover from COVID-19 is different for everybody. Many people feel better in a few days or weeks, and most will make a full recovery within 12 weeks. But for some people, symptoms can last longer

„  Long Covid Kids: Provides support and awareness for kids and their families who experienced Covid-19

„  Long Covid Support: After Covid-19, many people make a full recovery within a month. For others, symptoms can last longer. Symptoms lasting 4 weeks or more after suspected or known Covid-19 may be Long Covid  

Resources to Watch 

„  How to Sleep Well with Michael Mosley: As more people than ever report struggling with their sleep, Michael Mosley uses the latest science to explore how this impacts our health and what can be done to improve our sleep 

„  The Science of Sleep: Exploring the latest understanding of the importance of sleep, and how it affects our lives and our creativity 

„  Sleep is your superpower: Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker 

„  How to get rid of loneliness and become happy - Olivia Remes: About one in three adults suffers from loneliness. It can increase your risk of depression and early death, and it can affect your immune system

„  Cornelia Geppert: A video game that helps us understand loneliness: Step into artist Cornelia Geppert's visually stunning video game "Sea of Solitude," which explores how battling the "monsters" of loneliness and self-doubt can help us better grapple with the complexity and struggles of mental health

„  Jonny Sun: You are not alone in your loneliness: Being open and vulnerable with your loneliness, sadness and fear can help you find comfort and feel less alone

„  Long covid - How to define it and how to manage it: The BMJ hosted an online webinar on the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of “long covid.” An expert panel discussed its symptoms, course, and character and suggested strategies for managing it   

„  Long Covid - an unfolding story: Join Professor Brian Cox as he talks to scientists working at the forefront of research into long Covid, and campaigners with personal experience of the devastating effect it can have on lives

„  Covid and Cognition: Seven in ten long COVID patients experience concentration and memory problems several months after the initial onset of their disease,’ says Dr Lucy Cheke who is the senior author of the ‘Cognitive and Memory Deficits in Long COVID’ study 

Resources to Listen to 

  Sleep Talk- Talking all things sleep

  Science of Sleep: Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined on stage by Professor Russell Foster, Professor Richard Wiseman and comedian Katy Brand to discuss Robin's insomnia and the science of sleep   

„  Mental health and young people: COVID-19 has disrupted the lives of everyone, including children and young people, beyond recognition 

„ The MIND Podcasts: In these podcast series, presented by Mind ambassador and Heart FM DJ Matt Wilkinson, we hear what it's really like to live with mental health problems 

„  Mental Health Foundation podcasts: A series in which the Mental Health Foundation brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments and mental health tips 

„  A Cure for Loneliness: Feeling lonely? Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy learns why focusing on the quality of our relationships, not the quantity, can be an antidote 

„  The BBC Loneliness Experiment: 55,000 people from around the world chose to take part in the BBC Loneliness Experiment, making it the world’s largest ever study on loneliness 

„  Lonely Mind by Nakedscientists: Why do so many of us get lonely, what’s happening in the brain when we are lonely, and what can be done to help? 

„  Long Covid podcasts: The Podcast by and for Long Covid sufferers. Long Covid is estimated to affect at around 1 in 5 people infected with Covid-19