Looking after your well-being

Our CODE promise

CODE are committed to making sure you have a positive experience at University and have a range of resources to support you. 

Should you ever feel you are becoming stressed, isolated, homesick or if you just need someone to chat to our staff have received expert training and are on hand to help you should the need arise. 

If you would prefer a discreet confidential appointment with a manager to help you, then please visit the office to arrange one.

Please also let us know if you have a disability - we will be happy to accommodate any adjustments that will make your stay as comfortable as possible. Let us know in your induction, at check-in, or let the office know whenever suits you best.

If you need any support at all – please do not hesitate to contact us on welfare@codestudents.co.uk

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Useful external resources

If you are feeling worried or distressed, you can also use:

Student Minds – Coronavirus Resources for more guidance and support. 

Or the NHS has some useful mental wellbeing audio guides.

CODE'S tips on improving well-being

Reframe unhelpful thoughts

The way we think, feel and behave are linked. Sometimes we develop patterns of thoughts or behaviours that are unhelpful so recognising them, and taking steps to think about things differently, can improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Be in the present

If we take time to be aware of ourselves and be in the present moment, noticing our own thoughts and feelings, and the world around us, we can gain a better perspective. Sometimes this is known as being more mindful.

Get good sleep

Good-quality sleep makes a big difference to how we feel mentally and physically, so it's important to get enough.

Our top sleep tips

  • Try to go to sleep at a similar time each evening. This will help regulate your body clock
  • Relax before sleeping – read a book or listen to music instead of watching TV
  • Avoid caffeinated or sugary drinks before bed.

Connect with others

Spending quality time with friends or family, talking to someone about how we are feeling or finding ways to help other people can all help stop you from feeling lonely and improve your mental health and wellbeing. This can be online, by phone or seeing someone in person.

Here at CODE we have many social nights and events to get involved with. Our communal rooms are also a great environment to make friends.

Live a healthy life

Being active, enjoying the outdoors and having a healthy, balanced diet all impact how we feel. Also, binning bad habits like smoking, and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine can have a positive effect on our mood.

Don’t forget we provide free gym access for all residents 😊

 

Coventry University support

Coventry University’s Health and Well-being Service includes welfare, disabilities, counselling, mental health and the Medical Centre. You can download their Health and Wellbeing App for up to the minute information or access a collection of self-help guides online.

You can usually book an appointment up to 3 weeks in advance using the Universities online booking system Connect 2.

Contact
To find out more contact the Counselling and Mental Health team on:
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 8029
Email: counsell.ss@coventry.ac.uk

University of Warwick support

Warwick University has a range of services including a Health Centre, Counselling Service, Disability Support and Well-being Support Services. Here you can find practical support with accommodation worries, harassment, health, specialist study skills and mentoring – and anything else that’s troubling you.