Our mental health team support students with a wide range of mental health difficulties. For example:
- helping you to identify different approaches to managing your mental health condition and decide which you feel is best for you while you are studying
- developing new strategies and skills to manage your mental wellbeing within the University environment
- agreeing support and adjustments for your studies to help remove any unnecessary barriers.
- helping with your referral to NHS mental health and other specialist teams, liaising with your contacts within those teams, with your consent.
- supporting you through crisis situations if they occur
- helping you to liaise with other areas of the University such as academic schools, Occupational Health and Housing services where required due to your mental health
- providing general advice and guidance on issues related to mental health and wellbeing.
You can self-refer in to our service by clicking on this LINK and filling in the form
We also takes proactive steps to help people at the University understand issues around mental health and to promote positive attitudes.
The team can complete a Study Needs Agreement (SNA) identifying the adjustments and support that will be made for you as a disabled student.
They can also help you to apply for a Disabled Students Allowance.
Our mentors have a range of skills and experience of working with disabled students in a higher education setting providing support primarily for students with Asperger’s Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Mental Health difficulties.
Mentoring supports students to access university life and academia. A mentor will work closely with you to develop strategies to maximise your independent skills.