How do I book a Mental Health appointment?
What will happen in the first Mental Health Appointment?
Your first appointment will be for 50 minutes. The Mental Health Adviser will work with you to explore possible solutions to the difficulties you have been experiencing. This may include offering advice and information about:-
• Lifestyle changes which may lead to improvements in your mental health and well-being
• Discussing therapeutic interventions which may also be of help to you and where you might access further support
• Recommending self-help strategies for managing your mental health along with the demands of academic study and University life
• Liaison with your department, if required. This may include recommending reasonable adjustments to study, in the form of exam arrangements or other arrangements.
Please note, we will not contact your department without your consent.
• Applying for Disabled Student Allowance (DSAs)
• Recommending the most appropriate ongoing support for you, which may include: follow-up meetings with the Mental Health Adviser; Mental Health Mentoring (if in receipt of DSAs); support and/or treatment from your GP/Doctor; counselling or workshop attendance through the University Counselling Service ; access to Statutory Mental Health Services.
You may be asked to complete a brief questionnaire about your mental health and we will explain our procedures and our confidentiality code.
What is Available through the Mental Health Service?
What if I just have a short query or I’m not sure if I need Mental Health or Counselling?
During term-time we offer Drop-In appointments:-
- short 20 minute slots
- one-off slots to provide information and support
- a useful way to find out details of other services and how to contact them
- a place to understand what counselling or mental health support might involve before you decide if it is what you want or need.
Can I Apply for Disabled Student Allowance?
Who are the Mental Health Advisers?
The Mental Health team comprises
- Lynne Fisher, Senior Mental Health Adviser
- Trish Thomas, Mental Health Adviser
- Chris Browning, Mental Health Adviser
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What about Confidentiality?
What Resources are available?
- Where can I find information on a range of mental health issues, or advice on how to cope with how I am feeling?
What if I need help with thoughts of suicide?
What about urgent situations out-of-hours?
- What if I need to talk to someone urgently at a time when it is impossible to see a Counsellor or Mental Health Adviser?
How do you collect and respond to Feedback about the Mental Health Service?
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