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Mental health difficulties

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We are all affected by our mental health, whether an event has triggered short term difficulties, or we are managing a longer term condition.

If you are experiencing new mental health symptoms, such as low mood or panic attacks, or have never sought help and feel you can no longer manage your difficulties alone, the Wellbeing Officers can be contacted via the Student Centre and will help by:

  • Initially listening carefully to you about what is causing your difficulties and any impact these are having upon your studies or university life generally
  • Working with you to put a plan together which may involve signposting and referrals to appropriate support
  • Advising you of how best to liaise with your academic department when personal difficulties are affecting your studies

If you are managing a longer term mental health condition, such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Panic Attacks, Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia, you may also be entitled to support from the Disability Service. Contact them via the Students Centre.

How the Student Centre can help

The Student Centre desk team can direct you to leaflets and flyers that may be useful to you and ensure you are linked in with appropriate support services.

How the Disability Service can help

The Disability Service can arrange for you meet an advisor to discuss adjustments and the creation of a RASA

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