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We’re here for you: online wellbeing support.

Student news

We’re here for you: online wellbeing support.

We understand that the latest national lockdown may be challenging and want to remind you that we’re here for you during this time. Here are some of the ways you can look after your wellbeing and access support if you need it:

Student Wellbeing Advisers

Our friendly Student Wellbeing Advisers offer confidential support and advice and are a good place to start if you have any concerns as they can help you access other specialist support within and outside of the University. You can get in touch with the team via:

Student Space

This is a brilliant online resource to help students find the wellbeing support they need during coronavirus.   

‘How to stay calm in a global pandemic’ free e-book

Our Mental Health Team recommend having a look through this free e-book, written by Dr Emma Hepburn. It provides some great advice on ways to cope during a global pandemic.

Chaplaincy Team

No matter who you are, where you’re from or what you believe, our Chaplaincy is here for you. Find out what their latest online events are, and how to connect with them, via their website


A free 24/7 online support service where you can go if you’re feeling down or struggling to cope with anything. Whether you want to speak to peers or a counsellor, there will be someone there every minute of every day. 

Christ Church Sport & Active Health

You may also be looking for ways to look after your physical wellbeing and although the Sports Centre is closed, Christ Church Sport and Active Health is here to help: 

  • Our online StudyFit programme is designed to use physical activity to enhance mental as well as physical wellbeing. You can arrange an online meeting with a StudyFit Adviser who can help design a bespoke physical activity programme just for you and your situation. 
  • You can join our range of online fitness classes. Our University fitness instructors are working closely with the team of OurParks instructors, delivering a range of classes including Stretch & Flex, BoxFit, Pilates, Dance, Yoga and more. 
  • And why not give the Christ Church Sports new podcast a go. Designed purely for Canterbury Christ Church University students and staff, it uses stories from within the University to inspire you to take a walk in your local surroundings and connect with our community.

Christ Church Online Student Community Group

The Christ Church Online Student Community is a space to be with people virtually, chat, share tips and ideas, take part in online events and most of all have fun. You can join the Facebook group by clicking here.

Keep an eye out for a range of Christ Church SU events happening later this month – from Yoga and Meditation Mondays to a Korean Cook-A-Long, there’s plenty to look forward to! Plus make sure you join their Refreshers’ Fayre on Wednesday 27th January.

Winter Wellbeing

We know that the cold days and dark nights can make it difficult to stay motivated during the winter and with everything that is happening in the world it can be tempting to just hibernate away from it all.  

So, we have pulled together a weekly winter wellbeing plan of ideas, tips and inspiration to keep you going and remind you that you are not alone – there is plenty of support at CCCU.

Personal Development Week

Personal Development Week takes place 25 to 28 January 2021 for students on semester calendars, but all students are welcome to take part. It’s your chance to take time to reflect on your learning so far, try something new, build your confidence, set future goals, and reconnect with the wider Christ Church community.