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Support for Mental Health Difficulties

Mental health difficulties are very common and may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, as well as many others.

If you believe you may be experiencing mental health difficulties, or have been diagnosed with a mental health condition, please contact Student Development and Well-being to access support.

Support for students with mental health difficulties is available from:

  • Counsellors
  • Mental Health and Well-being Adviser
  • Learning Support Advisers
  • Students’ Union
  • Your GP and other local NHS services

The Mental Health & Well-being Adviser can offer practical support if you are concerned about your own or someone else’s mental well-being. 

This might be through:

  • Confidential one-to-one advice, guidance and information about issues related to mental well-being and mental distress;
  • Regular one-to-one support for any student experiencing mental distress or difficulties with their general mental wellbeing;
  • Assessment of a students’ needs with referral or sign-posting to appropriate support services, both within and external to the University

The Learning Support Advisers can offer advice and support with applying for the Disabled Students’ Allowances. This is a government grant which pays for some support and relevant equipment.

The Learning Support Advisers can also draft a Learning Support Plan to inform your lecturers, the exams department and other relevant University staff about your support needs. The content and wording of your Learning Support Plan is agreed with you and is only shared once you have given your permission.