What do the team of Wellbeing Advisers do?
Wellbeing Advisers provide a range of non-academic specialist support and advice to students who may be experiencing a range of difficulties, including mental health or social difficulties, addictions or complex life circumstances. They work to actively promote positive health and wellbeing, and will often signpost/refer students to other WUC support teams as well as specialist external agencies to help ensure an individual gets the best wrap around support available to them.
What other activities/initiatives do the Wellbeing Team get involved with?
Across the year, the team look to run and get involved with a whole range of initiatives, events and activities that promote and support positive wellbeing. This could include:
- Canine Concern/Essex Pets Therapy Sessions
- Tea & Talk Sessions
- Workshops/ Training - eg. Look After Your Mate (Student Minds), Consent Matters
- Themed Events linked with national campaigns/initiatives to raise awareness and sometimes fund raise - eg. Time to Talk & Mental Health Awareness events
- Events/communication to promote the work of a whole range of external support agencies and charities
They also work hard to source and develop lots of useful searchable self-help resources. Once you are an enrolled WUC student, please visit the Wellbeing Team's Moodle page to find out more.
The team often commission other services to supplement the core offer. This can lead to special events taking place and student assistance programmes (such as free helplines).
What's The Wellbeing Hub?
This is a brand new student space for the 2021/22 academic year. It is a quiet place, where students can hopefully just take some time out, sit and relax a bit, be reflective, read, access wellbeing self-help resources and enjoy some mindfulness activities. Importantly it is also where they can find WUC's HE Disability Support and Wellbeing teams. The teams have some new and exciting plans for use of the space going forward - such as bringing in external support agencies who might be of use/interest to our students and using it to run some relevant and new workshops, events and initiatives.