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Big White Wall

All staff at United Colleges Group can now access free online support with Big White Wall. Whether you’re suffering from work-related stress, are struggling to sleep or simply need someone to talk to, Big White Wall can help you get support, take control and feel better.

You can get things off your chest in our anonymous global community, express yourself creatively, and access a library of self-care resources, including clinical tests, tips and guided group courses with topics ranging from Managing Stress & Anxiety to Quitting Smoking. Trained professionals are online 24/7 to keep all members safe and provide extra support. Big White Wall can help you with adopting useful coping strategies and behaviours to improve your experience at work.

On Big White Wall, you are totally anonymous to other members in the community, and your personal information is kept secure while you are on the site (see Big White Wall’s privacy statement here). UCG will not be informed if you’ve signed up to Big White Wall or your activity on the service unless they are seriously concerned about your safety whilst on campus.

To join us, simply go to www.bigwhitewall.com and sign up under ‘organisation’ with your staff e-mail address.

Useful Resource Links

These links contain a variety of resources which you may want to explore or find further information about. 

Anxiety UK - advice and helpline

Mind - Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Mental Health Foundation - Looking after your mental health during coronavirus outbreak

OCD Action - skype/phone support groups

Place2Be Talking to children about coronavirus

      

Advice and stress counselling​

UCG HR would like to make staff aware that they have free confidential access to a 24/7 year round advice and stress counselling service.

In addition to telephone stress counselling, the service also provides assistance to staff on the following matters:

Family issues

Medical information

Lifestyle addictions

Gambling

Financial

Relationships

Domestic abuse

Insurance claims

Consumer issues

Debt

Legal

Stress

Child care

Work

Housing


​To access the service please call the Abbey Advice/Claims Line on telephone number 033 3234 2189 and quote Policy number 1075626. 
All calls will be transferred to a qualified and experienced counsellor who will offer help and support in a professional, friendly and non-judgemental manner.


Exercise and fitness​​

The Body Coach

Joe Wick, the Body Coach, is providing free 30 minute P.E. sessions live streamed every morning at 9am from Monday to Friday for the nation at the following link 

The Body Coach PE Lessons

 

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Cooking

Keep cooking and carry on.

Jamie Oliver shows the nation some incredible recipes, tips and hacks, specifically tailored for the unique times we're living in, including a vegetarian chilli and pasta with three easy sauces in episode one. At 5.30pm each day on Channel 4 (or click the link), he'll go through recipes to make with what you have in your cupboard.  

Keep cooking and carry on.

 

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Radio

Radio Garden

Sometimes when you're working from home it's nice to have the radio on in the background for a little company. If you'd like to find different radio stations from around the world, we can recommend Radio Garden, where you can rotate the globe and find something new.

Radio Garden
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