Guide

# Health, Wellbeing and Disability

Providing support for your physical, psychological and emotional health and wellbeing.

# Helping you to stay happy and healthy

We are here to help you with emotional, psychological and longer-term mental health problems. Our trained counsellors and mental health advisors will support you to manage your difficulties so that you can continue your studies and achieve your goals at University.

# Talk to us in confidence

We can give practical and emotional support and advice on a wide range of issues, such as: mental health, long-term health conditions, disabilities (insluding help with Disabled Student Allowance for eligible students) and academic learning support. We are trained to listen carefully and compassionately. We will always treat your enquiry professionally and in confidence. Log into the Student Portal to book an appointment with our student support team.

# A Mentor that will help you stay on track during difficult times

Our trusted and respected mental health advisor can help you improve your mental health through their life experience and knowledge. They can give you one to one support and help you find solutions that will develop your coping strategies, study skills and ultimately, help you overcome your difficulties associated with mental health.

# Supporting you to take steps towards helping yourself

You can book a 30 minute or 1 hour appointment with our student support team. But you can also find lots of help online:

# Togetherall

Togetherall is a nationally recognised, free online mental health community that gives 24/7 support, including:

  • Trained counsellors (who will speak to you online)
  • Peer support
  • Self-help programmes

Go to the Togetherall and click Join us. You’ll need to use your University email address to sign up.

# Mental Health Self-Help Leaflets

Log in to the student portal to get free Mental Health Self-Help leaflets.

Tip:

The counselling and mental health service is not an emergency service. If you are in an emergency crisis - call 999. If you are thinking of seriously harming yourself, or are having suicidal thoughts, please speak to your doctor immediately or ring the NHS helpline 111 or call the Samaritans 116 123.