If you are self-isolating, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest advice and information and to look after yourself and keep your mental health on track.

There are many things that you can do to support your wellbeing during this time.

Avoid speculation and fear-mongering spread by untrustworthy news sources.

Look after your physical health by eating well, and doing indoor exercise if you can. You can also try breathing exercises.

Routines can really help, even if it's as simple as setting a time to wake up, shower and have breakfast each morning

Stay in touch with friends and family, or contact a support network such as Samaritans or Breathing Space

Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org

Telephone: 116 123

Breathing Space: https://breathingspace.scot

Telephone: +44 800 83 85 87

If you need some inspiration on how to keep your mind occupied

  • Have a read of our free online Magdalen magazine
  • Get creative with drawing, writing, and crafts at home
  • Make a list of movies/TV-shows you can watch that make you feel positive
  • Create a music playlist with songs that can keep you motivated
  • Research and learn a new language (YouTube is a great platform for this!)
  • Try some yoga and mindfulness activities

Contacts and support

UoD Students – COVID-19 Community Relief Group

It is truly heartwarming to see all the stories online of people helping each other. If you need support or want to help those in need during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please visit the Facebook group

Student Legal Advisor

Katherine Anderson



Vice President of Student Welfare

Lauren Macgregor



Vice President of Academia

Stuart Murphy