Support for Mental Health

The HE Disability service provides support for a range of mental health conditions. We support students with a range of mental health difficulties, including but not exhaustive:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • eating disorders
  • bipolar disorder
  • psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia
  • obsessive compulsive disorder etc.

We also support students who are experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties. However, the students that we support have a long-term diagnosis, and the emphasis of our work is on practical support for study rather than therapeutic interventions.

DSA Funded Support: One-to-one Specialist Mentoring for Mental Health

Specialist mentors provide highly specialist, specifically tailored, one-to-one support which helps students address the barriers to learning created by a particular impairment. This support is primarily provided for students with mental-health conditions or autism spectrum disorders. The support could address a range of issues, for example;

  • coping with anxiety and stressful situations
  • how to deal with concentration difficulties
  • time management
  • goal setting
  • timetabling
  • prioritising workload
  • creating a suitable work-life balance.

Specialist mentoring is not counselling. The role of the mentor is to help students recognise the barriers to learning created by their impairment and support them in developing strategies to address these barriers.

Other sources of support

Student Counselling and Wellbeing

We have an in-house BACP accredited counsellor who provides a student counselling service. They are part of a bigger Wellbeing team which consists of Wellbeing Advisers and a Mental Health Adviser. More information is available on our Counselling & Welfare Support page.