Health and Wellbeing

 

At OSFC, we are aware that with the current social distancing rules put in place by the government due to the COVID-19 outbreak, that this can be a worrying and stressful time for many. However, it is more important than ever that we all remain active and pay attention to our general health and wellbeing. There are lots of free resources available at the moment to help us all look after ourselves, from online exercise classes to free apps for learning music or a new language.

On this page you will find a collection of useful tips and links that should help you remain healthy during this period. Go on, give some of these a go!

Safeguarding and Student Support Issues

If you need to contact us regarding an issue that requires urgent attention, whilst College is closed for the summer break until 19th August, please call the college on 0161 287 8000 or email support@osfc.ac.uk and the member of staff on call (between 9am and 5pm weekdays) will be notified.

Here are our 10 tips to help you maintain your wellbeing during this time:

Here’s a selection of activities that you could do to help you stay active and well. See if you can do at least 5 today!

Don’t forget to catch up with the daily self-isolation wellbeing resources from The Know! They have daily activities at Just click on the photo to enter the Zen Den site.

This resource is brilliant. Its free and gets you virtual trips, visits and experiences all over the world. It is from the Martin Lewis website. Please have a look!

Staying Active

 It’s vital we Stay Active. Put your phones to good use & download the Strava app. If you’re able to leave the house it tracks runs/walks/cycles, and it’s free! You can do the same activity as others whilst social distancing.

 Get active with the ‘body coach’ Joe Wicks!

Today why not get your workout indoors? Have a look online for yoga, dance or body weight workouts! That’s if you haven’t already done your Joe Wicks PE one already!  @thebodycoach  YouTube is the place to start, you can get your family involved too!

Looking after our Mental Health

The NHS ‘Mental Health Well-being while staying at home’ web page has lots of tips and advice

Kooth.com is an online service that supports the wellbeing and resilience of young people (link to poster)

Free Films and Theatre

Please follow the link to get a free streaming of national theatre productions. https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/national-theatre-live-youtube-free-stream_51268.html

A couple of great film and tv offers, with free trials:

https://www.bfi.org.uk/

https://www.britbox.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItaXL4dXG6AIVh63tCh0gTAvUEAAYASAAEgJOG_D_BwE

My Zen Den has resources to help students, staff and parents take care of their mental health:

https://sites.google.com/osfc.ac.uk/osfc-the-know/my-zen-den

‘Reasons to Smile’ with good news stories to mkae you happy: 

https://sites.google.com/osfc.ac.uk/osfc-the-know/my-zen-den/reasons-to-smile

Our Twitter page is a good place to visit  as we post resources, tips and advice that we find from others on Twitter:

Information yo help students and staff with their mental health by promoting tips to stay connected and activities to help stay productive:

https://sites.google.com/osfc.ac.uk/osfc-the-know/the-know/covid-19-care-during-quarantine/covid-19-stay-connected

https://sites.google.com/osfc.ac.uk/osfc-the-know/the-know/covid-19-care-during-quarantine/covid-19-stay-productive

How to limit the anxiety induced by constantly checking for Coronavirus news:

https://sites.google.com/osfc.ac.uk/osfc-the-know/the-know/covid-19-care-during-quarantine

General Health and Wellbeing Information

GM have now commissioned Shout crisis text service for all ages for all 10 borough – https://www.giveusashout.org/

Young person can just text the number using their borough keyword and will be connected to a trained advisor – not clinical but all supervised by qualified staff. They will interact and then signpost to other services.

 

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