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Student Health & Wellbeing Guide
Welcome to Reading! Get the best out of your time at University of Reading or Reading College, by keeping well and knowing where to go if illness or stress strikes.
22 September 2020
How shielding restrictions are changing
New government advice came into effect on 6 July to help people who are shielding move out of lockdown - find out what these changes mean for you.
20 July 2020
What is domestic abuse and how can you get support?
If you are experiencing, or feel at risk of, domestic abuse, or are worried about someone who might be, find out where you can go for advice and help.
4 May 2020
How to cope if coronavirus is affecting your mental health
The coronavirus pandemic may cause you to feel worried, anxious, or scared. Read our seven steps to looking after your wellbeing while staying informed.
25 March 2020
Information on Coronavirus
Read the latest advice and information from NHS England and Public Health England about the Coronavirus.
24 March 2020
What is a Crisis Cafe?
As our local NHS asks for views on setting up a ‘Crisis Café’, we explain who they are for and how they work in other parts of England.
5 December 2019
Who has to pay for NHS care?
Rules on charges for hospital care are complex so we've put together a Q&A to make things clear and bust some misconceptions.
24 October 2019
Get help with your NHS Complaint
Not sure how to sort out your NHS concern or complaint? Take a look at our guide, produced by our Reading Voice Advocacy hub, which includes top tips, local contact details and template letters.
16 October 2019
Where can students find mental health advice?
A local sixth form student curated this guide of five resources that can help young people with their mental wellbeing, during work experience with Healthwatch Reading.
20 June 2019
How to carry out effective involvement and engagement
We've created a toolkit for local organisations to help them meet their duties to involve the public when planning health and social care services and collated other useful resources too.
14 June 2019
What the NHS Long Term Plan means for you
The government published the NHS Long Term Plan on 7 January 2019, backed by an extra £20bn a year for the NHS until 2023.
1 April 2019
Do you need help getting to hospital?
Find out what kind of support is available to attend hospital appointments.
29 March 2019