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What appointments are available?
A counselling appointment is a chance to look in depth at your concerns, thinking about the cause of your current difficulty, looking at the feelings and emotions you may be experiencing as a result and exploring together ways to improve your current situation, by drawing on your inner strengths and resources.
A wellbeing appointment is a chance to talk briefly about your difficulty with a member of the student wellbeing team, exploring practical strategies which may be helpful to improve your current situation, and working on action-planning and goal setting. Wellbeing appointments offer a practical approach based in the here-and-now.
A mental health appointment is one on one with one of the University's Mental Health Advisors, Issy, Atarah or Ayuko. The aim is to connect with students who have a previous or recent mental health diagnosis or have started to experience symptoms that are affecting their ability to engage in university life. The appointments are approximately 1 hour long with the aim of gaining an understanding of how things are for the student and what support (if any) they are currently receiving. We carry out a risk assessment to help us determine what support will be most appropriate. We help to create a support plan, often including self-help strategies and resources and where appropriate, we will signpost the student or support them to connect with external agencies.
We know it can be daunting, but we are a friendly team and the appointments are an opportunity for an open, honest, and non-judgemental discussion.We also run a regular (no appointment) drop-in service, where we are on hand to support students with immediate difficulties/crisis or give them advice to help support themselves or a friend. Appointments last around 10-15 minutes.
Find out more by selecting the service from the grid below.
Making an appointment
As a service we offer both counselling and/or wellbeing appointments. Find out more information about making an appointment.
UPSU Support and Advice, part of the Students' Union, also provides advice about a whole host of issues including academic, consumer, debt, housing, legal, student funding and welfare benefits.
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