Our mental health and wellbeing advisers are available to speak to regarding any concerns about your mental health and the impact it may be having upon your academic studies. If you are a current student who is facing mental health issues that may affect your ability to study or a prospective or returning student with known mental health needs then the advisers may be able to help.
· offer a safe space to share in confidence any concerns about mental health, and how it may be impacting on your academic studies.
· provide information about mental health issues, and the services and support which might be available
· make assessments regarding mental health needs, and help to manage crisis situations
· refer to other services when appropriate, such as NHS, IAPT Lets talk service, other external agencies and internal university support eg. University Counselling service, study support. This can include practical support to help sort out urgent difficulties
· assess the impact your mental health may be having upon your academic work, and can help you to access further support with this if required, including liaising with tutors accessing study support, mentoring support if appropriate.
· support you with accessing DSA (Disabled Student allowance) if you are eligible (https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas
· Advise on and work on strategies with you to help manage the impact of your mental health needs upon your studies if appropriate
· Offer advice to prospective students with known mental health difficulties about accessing and setting up support before your studies begin, so that you are ready when your university course starts. We can also liaise with your current care team if appropriate.