De-Stresstival: Wellbeing Activities & Advice

De-Stresstival: Wellbeing Activities & Advice

Our De-Stresstival campaign is all about taking time out to relax and look after yourself throughout this stressful period of exams, assessments, the dreaded January blues and, most importantly, this national lockdown. It's so important to make sure you take some time to give yourself a rest and put your wellbeing first. 


Here's a list of some wellbeing activities and advice I've found useful that you can get involved in over the next few weeks.


The NHS website has two subsections to help your mental and physical health:

  • Every Mind Matters has advice on sleep, anxiety, coronavirus, low mood and so much more, including an interactive quiz to get the best tips and advice specifically for you:
  • One You provides advice on staying active, monitoring your drinking habits and improving your diet, as well as the free 'How Are You' quiz which helps you know where to start looking after your physical wellbeing 


Nutrition is key!

  • When it comes to what you eat, your choices can have a long-lasting effect on your body, this Youtube video helps to explain how the food you eat affects your brain and your mood: 


The NHS also have trained instructors who have developed a virtual fitness studio:

The Body Coach

  • You've probably already heard of Joe Wicks from the first lockdown, but he's continuing his exercise classes online. With a range of workouts from beginner-intermediate, there's something for everyone! He can be found on YouTube here: 


YSJ Active

  • YSJ Active are always sharing ways to keep you active on social media, so make sure you follow their social media channels.  


Student Minds

  • They are the UK’s leading student mental health charity and have lots of useful resources to help you look after your mental wellbeing: 
  • They have also launched Student Space, a 24/7 support service specifically for COVID-19, offering wellbeing tips, resources and access to support via phone, text and webchat: 


YSJ Wellbeing Team


Helpful Contacts:

  • Mind (mental health helpline) - 0300 123 3393 
  • Calm (mental health helpline) - 0800 58 58 58
  • Young Minds (if you're a young person in need of support) text YM to 85258
  • Samaritans (if you need someone to talk to) - 116 123 


Stay safe everyone, 



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