Guide

# Welfare support

The Welfare team are here to provide all home students with a confidential service offering advice, support and guidance for a wide variety of issues (and not restricted to academic related issues). All International and EU students should seek advice from the International Student Support team.

# We can help with

The Welfare team are often the first point of contact for all new referrals into Health and Wellbeing and can offer support with various issues including:

  • Personal issues
  • Family upheaval
  • Bereavement
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Support after an unwanted sexual incident
  • Unwanted teasing, intimidation, threats, harassment or bullying
  • Work life balance
  • Exam support
  • Maternity care plans and support
  • Key contact for Care Leavers
  • Liaising with University staff on your behalf
  • Public health issues (such as meningitis &TB)
Tip:

The Welfare Team work closely with other University departments and are always happy to be the first port of call and sign post to the appropriate area.

# Get support if you are a Care Leaver

We find that many students who are Care Leavers like to have a link with support even when things are going well. In order to offer you the best possible support where appropriate, we are the named contact for all Care Leavers. Please contact us if you would like to talk to someone or find out more.

# Contacts

The Welfare Team offer support to students throughout the year via email, telephone, face-to-face or online appointments. Further advice can be obtained by either calling 024 7765 8029 or emailing us: welfare.ss@coventry.ac.uk.

# Booking an appointment

Appointments are bookable online with the Welfare team, Monday through to Friday. To book an appointment, go to the bookings webpage (opens new window).

Tip:

Sign in using your University username and password; select the Book by category tab and select a Welfare appointment.

# Get help in an emergency

Please note: Welfare Services are not an emergency or crisis 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 or go to the Coventry Walk-In Centre 0300 200 0060.

Last updated: 22/06/2021, 11:36:33