We all know how important it is to look after our mental and physical health and the many benefits of doing so. This page covers a brief overview of the services you can access as a student at ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ. For details of all of the support on offer, visit our health andÂ wellbeing hub for current students.
Our support services
Whichever ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ faculty you will be studying in, you'll have the support of our Achieve@¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ team. They are your first point of contact to speak to in your faculty if you have any personal or study concerns, issues or worriesÂ during your time at ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ.Â Whether you're looking for a quick chat with a friendly face or you're in need of more specialist support, such as our Student Wellbeing service, the team are on hand to help and canÂ signpost you to other support services.
There's also the University Retreat on Talbot Campus; a safe and welcoming space where you can pop in and talk to one of our team.
What's more, asÂ a ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ student youâ€™llÂ have access to our Medical Centre, Faith & Reflection service,Â Sport¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ and our Student Assistance ProgrammeÂ â€“Â aÂ free, 24-hour confidential helpline and digital resource to support youÂ with personal or student-related problems.Â
Plus, your Studentsâ€™ Union (SU¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ) runsÂ SU¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ Advice, where trained advisors are on hand to listen and offer guidance.
If weâ€™re unable to provide the support and services that you might need, we work with a large number of external, specialist organisations who can help.
on looking after your mental wellbeing
Getting some fresh air and sunlight is a great way to clear your mind. I keep hydrated throughout the day too. Since moving to ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ, I've kept in regular contact with my family and friends and take a break from social media from time to time.
If you decide to live in ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ halls of residence or Unilet, either in your first year or throughout your time with us, youâ€™ll be supported by ResLife¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ. This is our skills, social and wellbeing initiative â€“ designed to make sure that your ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ experience doesnâ€™t stop when your learning does.
When it comes to the wellbeing aspect of ResLife¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ, ResLife¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ Assistants (who are also ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ students) live in each of our accommodation blocks to help you get used to your new home.
They also organise events and socials, from the Winter Ice Ball to Club Soda alcohol-free socials and stress-relieving activities, so that you get the most from your time with us.
And each ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ halls of residence or UniletÂ has a dedicated Wellbeing Co-ordinator, who will be there for you â€“ whether thatâ€™s as a friendly face to talk to, suggesting ways to look after your wellbeing or putting you in touch with ¶¹ÄÌÊÓÆµ or external support services.