While Counselling is focused on providing a safe place for students to talk about their issues, the Wellbeing Adviser (a professionally registered qualified mental health practitioner with many years' experience) is on hand to offer more practical support in a range of ways:
- Confidential 1 to 1 advice, guidance and information about issues related to mental wellbeing and mental distress.
- Regular 1 to 1 support for current students experiencing difficulties with their mental wellbeing and mental distress.
- Assessment of students’ needs, then referring/sign-posting to appropriate support and services, both within and outside the University. Liaison with specialist agencies, for advice and information.
- A Solution focussed therapeutic approach to mental distress
- At students’ request, liaison with university departments on their behalf. This may involve informing staff of difficulties the student is facing and how these might impact on studies, or negotiating appropriate adjustments to enable them to progress through their course.
- Pre-entry guidance to prospective students, ensuring appropriate support is in place on arrival at the University.
- Support for students during and after hospital admission and breaks from studies.
- The Mental Wellbeing worker will promote mental good health and well being across the University, and work with others to create an environment that is both positive and understanding.
Who is the service for?This service is open to all current students experiencing difficulties with their mental well-being and mental distress; prospective students who want to ensure that appropriate support is in place for them when they start University; returning students who have taken a break from their studies; and University staff requesting advice on dealing with students with mental health difficulties.
You can either refer yourself, or be referred by someone who knows you.
Tel: 0151 904 6116 or 07929 999 366
The Wellbeing Advisor will respond by arranging to meet with you, to assess need and organise support, as appropriate. Support via email is an option, if that is what you'd prefer.
Prospective students should contact the service for information via telephone or email, or make an appointment to meet in person prior to arrival at the University.