Mental health specialist support
Information about mental health and wellbeing
Commencing a course at university is an exciting and challenging experience for anyone. There are many things to consider and many unknown factors that could cause anxiety, such as: Am I doing the right course? Where will I live? Will I make friends? How will I manage my finances?
For students who have experienced mental health difficulties such anxieties can seem daunting. Coping with the rigours of university whilst dealing with the reality of living with mental health issues can be extra challenging. It is therefore important that before you choose a university and commence your studies you consider the support and structures that will be in place to ensure that your time at university is a positive experience.
To help you with this process, this leaflet attempts general answers to frequently asked questions. We would also encourage you to contact the university of your choice direct, and make further enquiries about services offered at that particular institution.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Most universities now employ a mental health specialist to support students who experience mental health difficulties. Their title and exact role differs from one university to another, but they will all have experience of working with people with mental health difficulties. Most will offer an assessment of needs, some regular one-to-one support, and assistance with accessing appropriate support and services from departments and agencies within and outside the university.