Student Wellbeing

 

From 16th September 2019, Staffordshire University students can now access mental wellbeing and counselling support via one combined Student Wellbeing service.


We all experience problems and difficulties that affect our mental wellbeing and as a student, you may well find yourself experiencing some of these. These might be related to issues and events at university or they might be connected to previous experiences or issues in your personal life.  Some examples of the sorts of things you might be affected by are: Relationships (with friends, partners or family); Self-harm: Eating difficulties; Study problems; Loneliness; Suicidal thoughts; Depression; Self-confidence; Sexuality; Bereavement; Anxiety; Gender; Addiction; Cultural issues; and Self-esteem.


If you're finding it difficult to engage with your studies or struggling to cope more generally with any of these types of issues, you can access support through the Student Wellbeing service.  To access support and arrange an assessment appointment, simply fill in our online form by clicking the link below.

 

Assessment Appointment Request Form

 

If you have any difficulties filling out the form or have any queries, contact our admin team by telephone on 01782 294976 or by emailing studentwellbeing@staffs.ac.uk.

Please note: we are not an emergency mental health service. Please do not complete and submit the online form if you are seeking support in an emergency. 
We are open Monday to Friday, 8.45am – 5pm, except for public holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year. 
If you are looking for help in an emergency or feel you need support urgently, please see information on our web pages about emergency and 24 hour support via the link below.


Once you have completed and submitted your form, we will look at the information you have provided and contact you to arrange an initial assessment appointment with you, or to signpost you to another service if we are not the most appropriate service for you.  We aim to respond to submitted forms within 2 working days (not including weekends) during term-time, and within 5 working days (not including weekends) out of term-time, not including public holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year, when we are closed.


The Assessment Appointment will last about 45 minutes and will be an opportunity to discuss your situation with a member of our team.  At the end of the appointment, we will agree with you what support will best meet your needs and refer you for counselling or mental wellbeing support within our team if appropriate, and/or refer you to other teams or services within or external to the University, as well as providing any information that may be helpful.

 
If you have recently had an appointment with one of our Counsellors or Mental Wellbeing Advisors and want to arrange another appointment with them, please contact our admin team by telephone on 01782 294976 or by emailing studentwellbeing@staffs.ac.uk.