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How can Mental health support help?

It is estimated that around one in four people may experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year.  For some, the difficulty will be relatively mild and pass in a short space of time, whilst for others it will be more severe and enduring.

While Counselling is focussed on providing a safe place for students to talk about their issues, our Mental Health & Well-being Adviser (a professionally qualified mental health practitioner) can offer more practical support to anyone who is concerned about their own or someone else’s mental well-being. 

They can do this in a number of ways: 

  • Confidential 1 to 1 advice, guidance and information about issues related to mental wellbeing and mental distress.
  • Regular 1 to 1 support for any student experiencing mental distress or difficulties with their general mental wellbeing.
  • Assessment of students’ needs, with referral or sign-posting to appropriate support and services, both within and outside of the University. 
  • At students’ request, liaison with university departments on their behalf.  This may involve advising staff of any difficulties the student is experiencing, how these might impact on their studies and negotiating appropriate adjustments to enable students to continue with their course.