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Support available to you

By hannahk 08 Mar 2023

Thursday 9th March marks University Mental Health Day 2023 and we're taking the opportunity to remind you of support available to you...

University life can bring about challenges at different times of the year. It's super important to remind you that the support listed below is available all year-round should you ever need to reach out. 

To support the theme of wellbeing this month, we'll be offering a small gesture every Thursday in your Hall reception. Each gesture is aimed at encouraging you to take time out of your busy day to relax and enjoy a treat. Click here to find out more.

We also have a range of support & wellbeing articles for Halls students that you can access at any time. 

First of all, what is University Mental Health Day?

University Mental Health Day is run jointly by Student Minds and the University Mental Health Advisors Network (UMHAN). Students Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. The purpose of University Mental Health Day is to support mental health support as being a university-wide priority and to raise awareness in the wider university community.

Support in Halls

Don't be afraid to reach out to your Residential Adviser if you're experiencing any issues in Halls. Your RA is there to look after and support all residents to make sure that your experience in Halls is as positive as possible. Remember, there's also an out of hours dedicated phone number that you can call at any time. Contact details of your RA, Warden and the duty RA phone can be found in your handbook, on posters in your kitchens or at reception.  

University Support Services

Student Services are in place to support you while you're studying with us. The University has its own Mental Health Advisory Service which is in place to support students with Mental Health Difficulties. As well as this, the Wellbeing Advice and Guidance team offer  confidential, non-judgmental one-to-one support, information, advice and guidance to students. You can book a slot and chat through any issues you might be experiencing with an advisor. 

The University also has a useful self-help library with tips, guides and tools to improving your mental health. Offering support on anything from anxiety and loneliness to homesickness, you can check out the self-help guides here.

Other Support 

Health Assured is a 24/7 free, confidential helpline that you can call on 0800 028 3766 if you need to talk to someone about issues you may be experiencing during your time at university. You can download the My Healthy Advantage app for support, videos and advice. You can enter the code ‘Wellbeing’ and the password is MHA187679.

Student Minds also has lots of helpful tips and resources aimed at students who are experiencing challenges that university life can bring whether it be academic stress, loneliness, money-related issues and more. Student Minds also offers helpful tips and advice on looking after friends who may need support. 

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