The mental health advisors provide a specialist service which enables students to manage their difficulties and to co-ordinate the range of support available within the University and the community; they can suggest strategies to help students to overcome the problems which affect their ability to learn effectively.
The service is free and confidential and is provided by qualified professionals who adhere to an ethical framework provided by the 'Nursing and Midwifery Council' and is available to all current students.
Studying at university can be stressful and can affect your mental wellbeing. Therefore two levels of service are available to students; following an initial assessment, up to six appointments can be offered, or, for enduring difficulties such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder on-going support or equipment may be required to enable students to manage their studies. These students are entitled to the Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA).
What we can do:
- Offer advice, support and information
- Help in a crisis situation
- Help you apply for the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)
- Co-ordinate with services in the community i.e. NHS, Social Services and voluntary organisations
- Communicate with the Accommodation Officer and Faculties to have additional needs taken into consideration
- Liaise with academic staff to improve their understanding of how difficulties can affect individuals and how they can support you.
For further details about Mental Health Support, please contact Student Services by email until further notice.
For students who feel they would benefit from talking through any issues that are worrying them, the Counselling Service is available.
If you are aware of any additional needs or disability then contact Services for Disabled Students for information.