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.
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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 Student Centre 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.
SilverCloud is an online platform that allows you to complete six to eight weeks programmes to improve your wellbeing. The SilverCloud courses are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Below you will see a range of different modules and options for support. You can access SilverCloud as self-accessed modules or you can access with additional support.
Self-Help Wellbeing Programmes
In partnership with SilverCloud, the UOS offers CBT-based (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) wellbeing programmes that you can tailor to your specific needs.
Register here with your university email address to access any of the programmes listed below.
These are confidential and not monitored. You set your own goals, work at your own pace at times that are suitable for you.
- Space from COVID
- Space from Stress
- Space from Money Worries
- Space for Resilience
- Space for Sleep
- Space for Positive Body Image
- Space for Perinatal Wellbeing
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 email@example.com
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 Student Centre. You don’t need to speak to a Student Centre adviser to get one.