Students in Halls of Residence who develop symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) should contact the Halls Team immediately and self-isolate in their current accommodation for 7 days unless it is not possible to do so. Staying at home for a prolonged period of time can be difficult, frustrating and lonely for some people – but we are here to help you. We have developed processes and procedures to help with arrangements for food, medicines and any other necessities during the period of self-isolation for you and your household.
It is important to take care of your mental as well as physical health and seek support if needed. You have access to the whole range of
support via our Student Services. Students can keep in touch with family and friends over the phone and on social media. There are also sources of support and information that can help, such as
Every Mind Matters for adults, and
Young Minds for young people.
Cardiff Met provides 24/7 support for students through
the Togetherall platform. Use your Cardiff Met email address to set up a FREE account, and you will be able to chat online, access resources to help with anxiety, sleep and a range of other issues, as well as design your own ‘bricks’ to express how you are feeling. Togetherall is overseen by clinical professionals who will be able to guide you to find the right resources. If you would like to speak to someone from Cardiff Met’s Wellbeing team, then you can
complete the form on MetHub and someone will respond to you within a day or two. If you are already receiving support from the NHS or other services for your mental health, they will also be able to provide you with advice and guidance at this difficult time. Some simple advice includes keeping in touch with loved ones via phone or online, not watching too much news (just enough to keep you informed) and limiting your use of social media to just the necessary to stay in touch with friends or family.