- Ever felt stressed? Anxious? Worried? Lonely?
- Ever felt you don't fit in?
- Are you challenges impacting your academic achievements?
Most people at the University would answer those questions openly with a 'yes' - students and staff. These are all normal experiences in the complexity of life and the pressures we live in.
If those questions were changed would the answer be different, open, and honest?
- Ever felt depressed? Paranoid? Heard voices?
- Struggled with eating?
- Been too anxious to leave the house?
- Felt the need to harm yourself?
- Are these impacting on your academic achievements?
Many people are more apprehensive in openly answering those questions. It does not always feel safe to be honest about those experiences.
Sometimes these issues can impact on your academic goals and the Mental Health & Therapeutic Support team at UH are here to support you with this.
Mental Health Advisory support
A mental health advisor will hear and listen to your challenges in a non-judgemental way. They will work with you to seek solutions to your issues and support you with onward referrals you may need to specialist services. They can provide you with potential study related support and help you understand your mental health challenges.
They work with the therapists and disability advisors in order to provide you the best support tailored to your needs.
More on what the mental health advisory team do.
Counselling/therapeutic Support Service
Sometimes you may need a space to explore what the causes to your issues are and so a mental health professional like one of our therapists can assist you in discussing your mental health needs and issues you are facing in your life.
More on what counselling is.
To self-refer please click on this LINK
We have a free 24/7 helpline available. If you need immediate emotional support at any time of day you can access the 24 hour helpline on:
0800 028 3766
If you have experienced a bereavement or if you are feeling low, depressed, stressed, or anxious you can call this support line at any time of the day. You can also call if you need financial, legal, non-urgent medical advice too!
You will speak with qualified counsellors on the call, including a team specialised in the areas of bereavement, finance, law and medical care.