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COVID-19 Wellbeing Guide for College Students

Read articles and opinion pieces with advice on maintaining your mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic


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The current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, has changed the lives of everyone in Ireland including those of the student population. With colleges closed and classes and assessments taking place online, students have had to adapt quickly to the new normal and accept changes that have taken away from their experience of college life. As well as the impact the pandemic has had on students' academic lives, it has also affected their personal lives, creating uncertainty around their futures and increasing stress and anxiety with regards to both their own personal health and the health of family, friends and partners.

In order to help support students during the pandemic, we have created a guide with advice and support information for maintaining both physical and mental wellbeing. Our content contributors have written articles to share their experiences of the pandemic, offering advice on everything from handling feelings of loneliness while self-isolating, to advice on studying and working from home.

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to update this page with the most up to date and relevant news that affects college students, as well as articles with advice and experiences from students around the country. If you would like to share your experience of the pandemic, and any advice you may have to other students please get in contact, and our Head of Volunteering and Safeguarding, Heather Barry will be in touch to help you share your story.

Advice for college students during the COVID-19 pandemic 

The best ways to practice social distancing 

Find information, advice, and support on social distancing, how to make the most of your time at home, and what the restrictions are.

Expert information and advice

Young people's opinions

Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

Find information on looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic here.

Expert information and advice 

Young people's opinions

Looking after your wellbeing during COVID-19 

Find information on staying positive, reducing arguments and practicing self-care here. 

Expert information and advice 

 Young people's opinions

Taking care of your health during COVID-19

Find information on staying healthy, being active, and protecting yourself from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) below.

Expert information and advice 

Young people's opinions

Study advice during COVID-19

Find information and advice on how COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is impacting on education and exams. This section will be updated as we get more information.

Young people's opinions

News

COVID-19 and your Summer plans 2020

Expert information and advice 

Young people's experiences of COVID-19

Feeling overwhelmed or anxious around the current pandemic?

This situation is completely new to everyone involved and it is normal to feel worried or anxious about what is going on. Following the Government’s instructions on how to stay safe and help slow the spread of the virus, can help to make you feel more in control of your current situation.

If you feel overwhelmed by the current situation and need someone to talk to, our anonymous, 24 hour text line is always open. You're worth talking about and we're here to listen and support you.

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Published April 21st2020
Last updated June 7th2020
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