The stress of being away from home and even the pressures of everyday life can be overwhelming at times, which is why we have a number of services designed to help our students get the right support.
It’s Good to Talk
Our Accommodation Managers have an open door policy inviting students to pop in and speak to a member of staff if they have any worries or even if they just fancy a chat and some company. Our Management Teams complete external training each year with our charity partner Young Minds to give them a greater awareness of detecting symptoms of mental health issues and the skills to support positive well-being.
The small things make a big difference
Our Residential Accommodation Assistants can provide peer to peer support; whether this be in the form of a social event or simply finding a mate to have a good old chinwag with; often seeing a friendly face at the end of the day can make the world of difference.
Our social spaces and events are created with students in mind and designed to welcome everyone. We have a strict anti-social behaviour policy to make our buildings safe and welcoming places.
Young Minds is our chosen charity partner and the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people. We’re working with them to not only raise money, but to raise awareness of mental health issues among students.
Remember, you are never alone:
We recommend these amazing helplines and websites for professional and confidential support:
A confidential listening, support and practical information service for students across the UK and Open University.
Find out more https://www.nightline.ac.uk/
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition
Phone: 08444 775 774
Find out more www.anxiety.org.uk
Charity for sufferers of depression
Find out more www.depressionalliance.org
Mental Health Foundation
Offers support and information to anyone with mental health problems
Find out more www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Charity supporting sufferers of panic attacks and OCD
Phone: 0844 967 4848
Find out more www.nopanic.org.uk
Young suicide prevention society
Phone: 0800 068 4141
Find out more www.papyrus-uk.org
Support for people experiencing feelings of despair, distress, or depression
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Find out more www.samaritans.org.uk
Young Minds Parents Helpline
Their fantastic Parents’ Helpline is available to offer advice to anyone worried about their children’s mental health and wellbeing.
Phone: 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri from 9.30am to 4pm)
Find out more https://youngminds.org.uk/
Students Against Depression
Find out more https://www.studentsagainstdepression.org/
Find out more https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/