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COVID-19 Wellbeing Resources

We are here to support York students as you adjust to the new norms of social/physical distancing and online learning from home. We understand these changes have been quick and new changes seem to come about daily. For this reason we're working to constantly curate and update this list of resources focused on student wellbeing and success.

York U COVID-19 Critical Information

CRITICAL INFORMATION RESOURCESResourceDescription
York University COVID-19 Student Messaging
- Academic Information
- Travel Information
- University Operations
- Public Health Guidance
York's response to Coronavirus
#YUBetterTogether - Creating Positive ChangeThis continuously updated selection of news, stories, profiles, and videos captures how our community is creating positive change at a critical time.
Maintaining Your Wellbeing during COVID-19Health Education & Promotion provides a 5 point game plan for maintaining your wellbeing during COVID-19 structured around the 5 Ways to Wellbeing framework.

Academic Resources

ACADEMIC RESOURCESResourceDescription
Academic Information and UpdatesYork University
Classes and Exam FAQsYork University
Online Learning and COVIDLearning Skills Services:
- Study Strategies & Stress Management During COVID
- Tips for Effective Online Learning
Peer Academic CoachingLearning Skills Services
Resources For SuccessLearning Skills Services
York University Library ServicesFull range virtual and online services
Off-Campus ComputingAccess anything anywhere
Toronto Public LibrariesFull range of virtual tools and services
LinkedIn LearningNot-for-credit online courses to develop variety of skills (i.e. photography, graphic design, business, etc.), free for all York University students and staff
STUDY RESOURCEResourceDescription
TheStrive StudiesYouTube channel where host offers to study alongside you with a countdown timer, reminding you to take breaks in between study sessions

Career and Finance

CAREER AND
FINANCE RESOURCES
ResourceDescription
Virtual Career LoungeYork University Career Centre
Career Corner: Ask the ProsYork University Career Centre
WallyFree, ad-free personal finance app

Staying Social While Social and Physical Distancing

INFORMATIONAL RESOURCEResourceDescription
Practicing Physical DistancingCity of Toronto (what is it and how to do it right)
LIVE/VIDEO CHAT RESOURCESResourceDescription
Virtual Coffee BreakYork International (look for daily Virtual Coffee Break sessions in the calendar and click through for the Zoom link)
Netflix PartyWatch Netflix shows and programs together and chat live with friends with this Google Chrome extension
MetastreamListen to music, chat, and watch media content together with friends (from Netflix, Crunchyroll, Reddit, Youtube, etc.)
ZoomShare screens and have online meetings with a large group of people
House PartyVideo chat with your friends when they're online
FUN ONLINE
ACTIVITIES
ResourceDescription
Playing CardsWebsite to play tabletop card games with friends
Skribbl.ioSimilar to Pictionary
iMessage Games / Game PigeonPlay games with friends via iMessage
Virtual ConcertsA frequently updated list of free livestream concerts and music performances
Google Arts & CultureExplore museums and heritage sites from all around the world via Google Maps

Wellbeing Resources

FITNESS &
WORKOUTS
ResourceDescription
MUV Online Fitness Classes ScheduleYork University
BlogilatesFree HIIT, yoga, pilates, meal plans and diagrams
Core Power YogaFree one hour yoga classes
Union Yoga WellnessFree virtual yoga classes on Instagram Stories
30 Days of YogaFree, start here
Full Body Flexibility RoutineFree
30 Minute Cardio Dance WorkoutFree
No Equipment, Full Body WorkoutFree
Morning Bodyweight WorkoutFree
Bodyweight Upper Body WorkoutFree
Lower Body WorkoutFree
Keep YogaFree beginner's Yoga app on both iOS and Android
NUTRITION &
HEALTHY EATING
ResourceDescription
Budget BytesFree home recipes on budget-friendly meals
SnackNationTool to choose various healthy snacks depending on your diet goals
Bon App├ętitYouTube channel sharing simple at-home recipes
EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
- CAMPUS RESOURCES
ResourceDescription
Student Counselling & DevelopmentYork University
Mental Health and Wellness at YorkStudent On-campus Resources
Mental Health and Wellness at YorkCommunity On-camps Resources
EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
- NON-CAMPUS RESOURCES
ResourceDescription
Good 2 TalkPost-secondary student helpline
Big White WallMental health support forum
Bounce Back OntarioMental health support service, both online and by phone
Calm.comGuided meditations, music, stories, and well-being tips
Care for Your Coronavirus AnxietyResources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty
Relaxation ResourcesLoyola University Maryland
Journal Prompts to Facilitate
Coping with the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic
Connecticut College
SPIRITUAL
WELLBEING
RESOURCES
ResourceDescription
My AffirmationsAndroid-only app that allows you to create your own affirmations and display them as widgets on your phone, get reminders and record your voice saying these affirmations
How to Practice Creating Positive AffirmationsA step-by-step guide that helps you practice creating positive affirmations for yourself and saying this aloud
ENVIRONMENTAL
WELLBEING
RESOURCE
ResourceDescription
4 Steps to Create a Study Space in Your RoomStep-by-step article that helps you create a healthy and functioning workspace and environment at home, with photos of workspace inspirations