We know it’s not easy to ask for help. But you’re always free to talk to our mental health practitioners and professionally-trained counsellors. They can help with things like anxiety, depression, addictions, abuse, conflicts, and anything else affecting your wellbeing.
You can start with a friendly phone conversation and go from there. We can then arrange one-to-one assessments and cognitive behavioural therapy, direct you to specialist mental health services and self-help websites, or help you join a local support group.
Our counsellors offer confidential support for students experiencing difficulties with their psychological or emotional wellbeing. They are qualified practitioners who aim to help you cope more effectively with any personal and emotional difficulties that may arise at university.
Our Mental Health team provides expert advice and support on a range of mental health difficulties. Team members are registered mental health professionals, who can help students consider their needs and support options, and provide advice and guidance to students with mental health difficulties. With consent, staff can liaise with people like GPs, NHS mental health professionals, and other university staff members to ensure appropriate support is in place.
Is wellbeing support right for me?
Wellbeing Self Assessment
Find out if you could benefit from support in just two minutes with this simple assessment
We would advise getting in touch with us to discuss support if:
- You have a mental health difficulty that has lasted for a year or is likely to last for a year (e.g. anxiety disorders such as panic, social anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder; eating difficulties; depression; bipolar disorder; personality disorders; psychoses).
- You have a mental health difficulty and are taking prescribed medication.
- You're experiencing difficulties with your psychological or emotional wellbeing which is impacting your ability to study and cope at university.
How do I get in touch with the Wellbeing Service?
You'll need to complete a secure, confidential form to allow us to assess your needs.
- Go to Compass Online
- Use your university username and password to login to the Compass Online portal.
- Select ‘Log New Enquiries’ under the Enquiries section of the menu on the left of the screen.
- Select ‘Wellbeing Appointment Form’ from the category menu (you can use the filter to narrow your search).
- Complete the form with as much detail as possible and click send.
The more information you provide, the better we can identify the most appropriate support. Once you have submitted this, a member of our team will be in touch within three* working days to discuss options for your support, based on your current concerns.
* This may take longer at peak times.