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Mental Health

Mental health and well-being covers a wide range of situations and issues. Whether you are worried about your mental health, or you are seeking ways to build your mental resilience, find a range of support and resources here. You can find helpful information both with the University and externally.

The University is committed to the principles of equality and diversity as well as the elimination of discriminatory practices, as outlined in the . Within this context the University seeks to ensure that individuals are:

- treated with respect and dignity

- find it possible to participate fully in the life of the University

- are recognised for the varied contributions that contribute to Hope’s mission

- have equal access to opportunities so as to maximise their personal, academic and professional development

Where to find support

If you wish to discuss a mental health condition, you may do so, in confidence, with your HR Manager or Line Manager (Meet the Team). They will have a variety of resources and services available to them to offer you support at work.

Counselling services

The University provides a counselling service for staff, this is a chance to take time out and take stock if you are facing difficulties or challenges in some aspect of your life.  You can explore these with a counsellor. They will offer some immediate insights and coping strategies as appropriate and suggest possible ways forward using the most relevant approaches for you. More information can be found in the Staff Counselling Leaflet.

Staff counselling is provided by an external provider, Counselling Solutions Northwest, at their offices in the City Centre. 

Education Support Partnership

The Education Support Partnership provides a 24 hours helpline to all staff working in education. There is also a web chat and email service.

Phone: 08000 562 561

Text: 07909 341 229

E-mail: support@edsupport.org.uk

Live chat link: www.educationsupport.org.uk/helping-you/email-support

Web: www.educationsupport.org.uk/

Do you need urgent help?

NHS health helpline

For medical advice phone 111.

Samaritans 24/7 helpline

If you need to talk to someone in confidence, the Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on:

Tel: 116 123

E-mail: jo@samaritans.org

Web: www.samaritans.org

Talk Liverpool

A list of local and national services if you need urgent help.

Web: https://www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk/urgent-help/

Other Resources

Mind 

NHS 

Hub of Hope 

Heads Together 

Work Related Stress

Pressure is part of everyday life, but if it is excessive or prolonged pressure, this can lead to stress. 

Stress is the word that many people use when they are describing how the demands of their life seem to be becoming too great for them to cope with. This ability to cope varies from person to person and what one person finds stressful may not be a problem for another. Whilst many of us suffer with stress at times in our day-to-day lives, long-term stress is known to be bad for our health and many of us would like to find ways to gain some control over it.

As an employer, the University places a high value on maintaining a healthy and safe working environment for all its employees and recognises that this duty of care extends to mental as well as physical health at work. Mental health problems have many causes, including both stresses in the workplace and in the life of employees away from work. Further information can be found in The University Work Related Stress Policy Statement.

Where to find support

Line Manager and HR Manager

If you are worried about your own health and stress levels, or that of a colleague, please speak to your line manager or HR Manager (Meet the Team). The Work Pressure Identification Proforma may help you work out where work pressures are. Your manager will have access to other tools to identify work pressure with you.

Counselling services

The University provides a counselling service for staff, this is a chance to take time out and take stock if you are facing difficulties or challenges in some aspect of your life.  You can explore these with a counsellor. They will offer some immediate insights and coping strategies as appropriate and suggest possible ways forward using the most relevant approaches for you. More information can be found in the .

Staff counselling is provided by an external provider, Counselling Solutions Northwest, at their offices in the City Centre. 

Education Support Partnership

The Education Support Partnership provides a 24 hours helpline to all staff working in education. There is also a web chat and email service.

Phone: 08000 562 561

Text: 07909 341 229

E-mail: support@edsupport.org.uk

Live chat link: www.educationsupport.org.uk/helping-you/email-support

Web: www.educationsupport.org.uk/

Other Resources

Mind

NHS

Address your stress self help tool