The Mental Health Service exists to help students who are experiencing mental or emotional distress. We offer a range of practical support in a confidential, professional setting. If you’re currently experiencing mental health problems it’s a good idea to seek help as soon as possible. Don’t be afraid to reach out.
In addition to supporting students directly, we aim to promote an understanding and acceptance of mental health and of psychological and emotional wellbeing throughout the University.
Mental Health: The Basics
Mental health changes all the time and it depends on many things, like:
- whether you’re feeling good about yourself.
- whether you’re getting on with your family and friends .
- whether there are lots of things stressing you out.
- whether you’re feeling physically well.
- whether you’re sleeping and eating well.
Just as everyone has physical health, so everyone has mental health – sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Mental health is very individual, so what feels 'normal’ to one person may be very different to what other people experience.
What kind of help is available?
You can learn more about what the Mental Health Service offers here: USW Mental Health Support.
As a first step you may want to read about some of the Common Issues we know many students face.
If you’d like to see someone, make an appointment with a Mental Health Adviser.
You can also contact us without making an appointment.