Feeling unwell?

If you are ill or need to self-isolate

If you are unable to attend scheduled classes due to illness or having to self-isolate, please contact your tutor via email/telephone to inform them.

If you feel unwell while on campus

If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, please inform your tutor and you will be sent home immediately to self-isolate. If you need to wait to be picked up, you will be taken to (depending which campus you are on):

  • one of the two consultation rooms within K105, Homefield Road campus
  • room HM215, AMTC Hills Meadow 
  • room WK211, William Kennish 

Are you feeling anxious or stressed?

If you are feeling anxious, scared or panicked there are many things you can do to help yourself. A common natural response to anxiety is to avoid what triggers your fear, so taking any action might make you feel more anxious at first. It can be difficult, but facing up to how anxiety makes you feel can be the first step in breaking the cycle of fear and insecurity. Here are some simple exercises you can try that might help to calm you down:

  • Take a break.
  • Focus on breathing. 
  • Listen to some music.
  • Go outdoors and spend some time in nature.
  • Spend some time with friends and family.
  • Get creative.
  • Imagine yourself somewhere else.

Calm the effects of stress

If you do begin to feel stressed, evidence shows that these five steps will quickly reverse the effects of the ‘fight or flight’ reaction, calming your fears and allowing you to move from an emotional mind-set into a logical, focussed and emotionally intelligent thinking mind-set.

  • Noticing you are getting stressed.
  • Adjusting your posture to the way you hold yourself when you feel confident and skilled.
  • Deepening and slowing your breathing.
  • Relaxing tense parts of the body.
  • Reciting self-soothing words.

If you have any further worries or concerns which are not related to your course, or if the current situation is making you feel anxious, call Student Services on 400555 or email studentservices@ucm.ac.im

If you cannot access UCM’s Student Services for information, advice, guidance and/or support, please find some useful contacts here.