Your wellbeing is important to us! SU Advice understands that life at university can be stressful sometimes. Whether you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, or you feel that you are being bullied, you’re worried about your sexual health, or just need to say hello to a friendly face, YOUR SU is here to listen to you. We want YOUR student experience to be the absolute best it can be, so please don’t suffer in silence.
Whilst we can and will talk to you about your mental health, we’re not trained counsellors. But, if you want additional support for your mental health, then we can signpost you to other services.
If you’re struggling with your mental health or would like to develop some helpful strategies to help you deal with stressful periods in your University or home life, then the Student Services team at the University can help.
The team offer regular workshops on the following topics:
Coping with stress
The Disability & Wellbeing team also offer drop-ins in the Infozone at the following times:
Mondays – 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Tuesdays – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Fridays – 2:00pm – 3:00pm
You can also book a 1:1 appointment with either a Disability and Mental Health or Disability and Wellbeing Adviser here.
Who to contact in a Mental Health crisis
If you’re on campus and need urgent help for either yourself or a friend, please contact Campus security on 01473 338999.
If you require immediate medical attention (either mentally or physically) or if you or anyone else around you is at risk of immediate harm, please call Emergency services on 999.
If you require non urgent medical advice, then call the NHS non-urgent helpline on 111.
The following contacts are useful if you need to talk to someone about how you’re feeling outside of normal office hours.
Samaritans Freephone - 116 123
Papyrus Hope line (young people up to age 35)
call 0800 068 4141 text 07786209697 email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think you might need Counselling, then the University provides a counselling service. You can self-refer for Counselling by picking up a form in the Infozone. You don’t need to speak to an Infozone adviser to get one.
Student Boost is our way of keeping you motivated, focused and happy. Designed as a random acts of kindness campaign, we’ll be there when you don’t even know you need us. Whether it’s with a free slice of pizza, a free cup of coffee, or a stress-less pack to get you through your exam revision, your SU is never too far away. Keep an eye out for spoilers on our social media, to see when we will be out and about.
Placement Survival Bags
If your course leads to professional registration, it’s more than likely that at some point during your studies, you’ll be going on placement. Whether you’re a Nursing student about to work on a ward, a Social Work student working with vulnerable young people and families, or a Paramedic student, qualifying so that you can enter the workplace as a professional is what you came here for. But whilst you’re still learning the ropes, going on placement can be a daunting experience.
We want you to know that you’re not alone. Just because you’re on placement, doesn’t mean you’re not part of our incredible student community. In fact, we think you’re at the very heart of it. That’s why we successful bid for money from the University’s foundation board to develop a project that has YOU at its core.
Placement survival bags are packs of helpful items designed to make life as a placement student that little bit easier. These could include SU stationery, ear plugs (to help you through those sleepless nights), hand sanitizer and emergency snacks. Stay tuned for more information on when we’ll be giving more bags out, and let us know if you’re on placement and think your class should get some!