Health and wellbeing
Our team of advisers are based within Student Support to provide information, advice and guidance. You don't need an appointment, you can just
contact us by dropping in during opening times or by email or telephone.
Our Student Support team provide
advice, information and support on a range of health and wellbeing issues.
We can provide you with support and advice to help you to stay healthy
physically, mentally and emotionally. Please make sure you
register with a doctor
while studying with us. The NHS also provides lots of
other services to support you.
We provide support if you are experiencing
emotional or mental health difficulties.
You may have been diagnosed with
a mental health condition, or you may be feeling low, stressed, depressed,
anxious, angry, or feeling that life isn't worth living. You might be worrying
about a specific issue, like exams or
friendships, or you might be feeling down about a number of things.
Whatever your concerns are, no matter how long you've had them or whether or
not you know the cause, come along and discuss your situation with us. It might
feel difficult to contact Student Support because you might think your problem
is too big or too small; you may feel embarrassed, ashamed or be afraid that
people may judge you. We understand you may feel anxious, but we are not here to
judge you and what you say will be treated with respect and held in confidence.
How to access the service
To speak to someone about your concerns you don't need an appointment - you
can drop-in to Student Support anytime during our
opening hours or contact us
In the evenings or weekends you can talk to
Nightline, if you live in the residences contact the
Residents’ Support Network or other
specialist external services.
Sometimes life at university can be difficult. You may feel homesick, worried about money or pressures of study, or that you are 'not fitting in'. These feelings are common but
can develop into mental health problems. If you feel
like this we can help you.
University regulations require you to register with a local doctor for the duration of your studies if you live on campus or in the
local surrounding area. Don’t wait until you become ill to register with a doctor, find out more information healthcare.
Groups and workshops
Our groups and workshops are designed to support you through the demands of academic life. Our students
often say they find it beneficial to be part of a group where other people are experiencing similar difficulties.
If you are physically or mentally unwell make sure you get support from the appropriate healthcare services. You can also get support for your studies.