Supporting your wellbeing

To help make the most of your academic potential and university experience, Student Wellbeing offers a range of confidential support options.

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In these pages you’ll find information about how to register for support with your Student Wellbeing team, as well as helpful resources and tools if you’re just looking for some tips or you’re not quite ready to speak to someone.

Your Student Wellbeing team

Your Student Wellbeing team can offer advice and support on lots of issues, as well as signposting other helpful support services and resources.

Our experienced practitioners offer support, advice and signposting to all current students, with appointments available at both campuses [from 21 September we will be offering a mix of telephone and face-to-face appointments]. After you’ve registered with the team, you’ll be able to book an initial consultation where you can discuss any difficulties you may be experiencing and we can work out – together – what type of support would best meet your needs.

Speak to a practitioner

To make sure we can get you the right support, all students that register will be asked to book for an initial consultation. Our service is open Monday to Friday, with appointments available between 09:00 and 17:00.

We can offer support if you’re struggling with:

  • Mental health difficulties such as low mood and anxiety
  • Academic stress which is making it difficult to engage with your studies
  • Adjusting to university life or settling into placements
  • Relationship difficulties or other personal problems, which are causing emotional or psychological distress, including bereavement or loss

We can also support you to access external or specialist services for other difficulties such as:

  • Drug, alcohol and gambling addictions
  • Eating disorders
  • Domestic abuse or gendered violence

Your initial consultation will provide a confidential space to talk, work through concerns and identify practical steps to overcome difficulties. Following that we might:

  • Refer you for further support from Student Wellbeing, either from a mental health practitioner or a counsellor
  • Refer you to other areas in our university and / or external services
  • Refer you to a range of self-help materials to help work through problems you are experiencing

Mental health support and advice

If you’re experiencing some mental health problems you might be referred to speak with one of our experienced mental health practitioners.

Mental health problems can affect anyone and can impact on our daily functioning and our studies. Our mental health practitioners provide support, guidance and advice in managing your difficulties. You can learn positive coping strategies to enable you to better manage your mental health and wellbeing for work, life and study, and ensure you get the right help that you need. A practitioner will help with resolving any academic concerns resulting from your mental health and refer / liaise with other relevant services, internal and external to our university, to ensure your mental health needs are appropriately supported.

Counselling

When you have something on your mind, counselling can provide a safe space to talk.

Counselling sessions are one to one with a trained and experienced counsellor who will listen to you, help you to make sense of what is happening and explore options for change. Our counselling service is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). For more information about our counselling service please see our Counselling page.

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