Health and Wellbeing

AUSA Advice covers a wide variety of health and wellbeing services.  Using the menu on the left you can browse through this information.

If you wish to discuss any topic further then please feel free to email us, ausaadvice@abdn.ac.uk or call us on 01224 274200.

AUSA Advice is open between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday.

Please use the options on the left to access issue specific information

There is also a lot of good advice and information which can be found on the University Student Counselling Pages - (there are a lot of resources towards the bottom of the page.)

 

COVID -19 Update:

With the situation that we all find ourselves in, with the current Coronavirus pandemic, many of us will be struggling with the isolation and social distancing. These circumstances can lead to issues with our mental health and general wellbeing. Therefore it is important to keep our minds active and now more than ever practice some self care.

If you, or someone you know, are struggling with poor mental health during this time please see our Mental Health Page - this page also has links to advice on dealing with the impact of the pandemic and social isolation.

AUSA Student Officers have also set up an online community Facebook page to encourage everyone to stay in touch with each other and also to share updates and information as well as fun things that are going on online - check it out! - https://www.facebook.com/groups/646638289452570/ 

 

During this time it is really important to stimulate your mind so why not check out some of the following fun things to do and access from the comfort of your home:

Keep your mind occupied....

Virtual tours

  • Future Learn - Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.

  • Virtual Tours  - Virtual online tours - including zoos, landmarks in foreign countries, etc.
  • Aquarium – Georgia aquarium allowing you to tour under the sea

Free Online learning

  • Open Culture - learn 48 different languages online - FREE
  • University of Alabama - Free online archaeology and Egyptology Uni courses (create an account to log on)
  • Open Learn - Free, online courses, Open university 
  • Royal institute - Christmas lectures. A series of lectures presenting scientific subjects to a general audience in an entertaining manner.
  • T.K.S.S.T - Smart videos for curious minds of all ages

Geography and nature

  • Tutorful - Top Geography websites, YouTube videos, and resources 
  • Project Noah – Global site where you can view and share wildlife
  • Seterra - Free world geography, online quizzes 

Music 

*Check the location/time zones of live-streamed concerts to calculate the UK start time. Time Zone calculator

  • Free Opera  - Dates confirmed until the end of March. Check the website via the link for future dates to be added

Arts and culture

  • Walter's Museum - houses the highest artistic achievements from nearly every corner of the world. View some of the past, present, and future exhibitions
  • Teaching history - 100 objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire your students’ interest in history

 Literature online

  • Gutenburg - Download free books, e.g. Shakespear, Edgar Allen Poe, Frankenstein, etc. 
  • Solomon Kingsnorth - Books in PDF, Word and audiobook format - Alice in Wonderland / Wind in the Willows / The Railway Children / The Jungle Book / Peter Pan / Black Beauty
  • Audible - Free for this period - Available in 6 languages

Miscellaneous & entertainment

  • Expeditions App- Free virtual Reality Augmentation app for all ages, to take virtual trips around the world to hundreds of destinations.
  • UK parliament  - Politics, history, citizenship, etc. Written for children and young people, but lots of very interesting information, including how laws are made. 
  • National Trust sites  - Free access to their sites - please check their website first for updates
  • Latest free stuff - UK site (if you are outside of the UK, google 'latest free stuff' and add your location)
  • Roll20 - Build your own game - or play games with others online