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Locked Down, Link Up

Locked Down Link Up is NUSU’s mental health and wellbeing campaign providing you with support and resources for mental health as well as opportunities to get involved with virtual events and activities so you can link up with fellow students whilst we are locked down and beyond.


Mental Health & Wellbeing Support

Being a student can be stressful in normal circumstances but with the ever-changing lockdown regulations due to Covid-19 it is more important than ever for us to look after our mental health. As part of our Locked Down Link Up Campaign, NUSU have compiled a list of mental health support services and resources to help you.

The Student Advice Centre is your go-to advice service in the Students Union for Housing, Finance, Academic Issues, Mental Health referrals, or anything in-between. They can be accessed online and are available for online appointments.

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We aim to help students get the most from their time at the University and to maximise their academic success by providing time-focused counselling and mental health disability support. Our service is without charge and is available to all current students.

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Nightline is our confidential and anonymous listening and information service run by students for the benefit of students. Contact them any night of term to talk about how you’re feeling or request information about other services. Their instant messaging service available from 8pm to 2am.

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Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Every seven seconds, they respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. They're there for anyone who needs someone. Samaritans works closely to make sure fewer people die by suicide.

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As a member of NUSU, you have access to many opportunities including, societies, sports clubs and volunteering to help improve your wellbeing alongside your studies. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from Uni life. Remember……high levels of wellbeing and resilience don’t just lead to fewer mental health problems. Good levels of wellbeing are associated with:

  1. Improved learning and academic achievement
  2. Reduced absence from work due to sickness
  3. Reductions in risk-taking behaviours
  4. Improved physical health
  5. Increased community involvement

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This is a group set up by your Sabbatical Officers for Newcastle University students in light of the recent changes at Newcastle University due to the Coronavirus. This is a platform for all students to use, to share thoughts/ideas whilst we all face online learning, social distancing and with some of us in self-isolation.

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Virtual Events

Your NUSU Go Volunteer and Give it a Go teams will be hosting numerous virtual events that will allow you to try something new, do something for the community and meet fellow students with similar interests to you.

Thursday Yoga with Sal
26th November 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Session
We're pleased to bring you beginners Yoga to the comfort of your own home.
Give it a Go | Club or Society Events | GIAG Active | LDLU Events
Slow Pace Stretch Class
27th November 5pm - 5:30pm
Online Class
A gentle, slower pace exercise class perfect to unwind ready for the weekend.
LDLU Events | Give it a Go | GIAG Active
GIAG Online Exercise Class
30th November 1pm - 1:40pm
Online Class via Zoom
A fun class aimed at all abilities that utilises body weight, so no need for fancy equipment
Club or Society Events | GIAG Active | Give it a Go | LDLU Events
Couch to 5k Running Group
1st December 6pm - 6:30pm
Virtual Event hosted on Zoom
A small virtual running group aimed to help beginners build confidence and get off the couch and on your feet.
Club or Society Events | GIAG Active | Give it a Go | LDLU Events
Virtual Beginners Yoga
1st December 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Class
Join Sally and other beginners for our online Yoga from the comfort of your own place.
Give it a Go | Club or Society Events | GIAG Active | LDLU Events
Morning Mindfulness
2nd December 8am - 8:30am
Virtual Event
Introductory sessions to help cultivate mindfulness, and a way to develop our natural capacity of awareness.
Give it a Go | GIAG Active | LDLU Events
Thursday Yoga with Sal
3rd December 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Event
We're pleased to bring you beginners Yoga to the comfort of your own home.
Club or Society Events | GIAG Active | Give it a Go | LDLU Events
Slow Pace Stretch Class
4th December 5pm - 5:30pm
Online Class
A gentle, slower pace exercise class perfect to unwind ready for the weekend.
Give it a Go | GIAG Active | LDLU Events
Monday Motivation Exercise Class
7th December 1pm - 1:45pm
Virtual Event
New Week! Bring it on! Hit Monday with a body weight exercise class.
Club or Society Events | GIAG Active | Give it a Go | LDLU Events
Couch to 5k Running Group
8th December 6pm - 6:30pm
Virtual Event hosted on Zoom
A small virtual running group aimed to help beginners build confidence and get off the couch and on your feet.
Club or Society Events | GIAG Active | Give it a Go | LDLU Events
Virtual Beginners Yoga
8th December 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Online Zoom Class
Join Sally and other beginners for our online Yoga from the comfort of your own place.
Club or Society Events | GIAG Active | Give it a Go | LDLU Events
Morning Mindfulness
9th December 8am - 8:30am
Virtual Event
Introductory sessions to help cultivate mindfulness, and a way to develop our natural capacity of awareness.
Give it a Go | GIAG Active | LDLU Events
Slow Pace Stretch Class
11th December 5pm - 5:30pm
Online Class
A gentle, slower pace exercise class perfect to unwind ready for the weekend.
Give it a Go | GIAG Active | LDLU Events
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Club & Society Activities

Lockdowns can cause us all to feel isolated from others so why not link up with your fellow student through our virtual activities ran by some of your Clubs and Societies. We have compiled a list of all our Locked Down Link Up activities you can get involved in. Come along & meet some fellow students in the same boat as you.

Karate Taster Session
5th December 2pm - 3:45pm
Exhibition Park
Bored in lockdown or want something new to try? Newcastle University Karate Club are holding a taster session designed for all to get involved.
Give it a Go | Club or Society Events | GIAG Active | LDLU Club/Soc Activity
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