university mental health day: 1 March 2018
Led by VP Community and Welfare - Sian Hampson
To mark University Mental Health Day The Students' Union will be hosting a Wellfare Fair, working with external and internal partners to promote the support that is available to our students. The Wellbeing Service, the Disability Service and Nilaari will be running stalls in X block from 10:00 - 15:00.
We will also be encouraging students to disclose mental ill health to the university in order for them to get the support that they need.
Finally, we will be seeking student feedback about the universities Mental Health strategy. You will find us in The Students' Union Bar at Bower Ashton and Glenside.
It's okay not to be okay - if you are struggling then we have a range of wellbeing services available to you, all offering confidential and professional support. It's #TimeToTalk and look after your mental health. Here are the services we offer at UWE:
The Students' Union Advice Centre offers free friendly, confidential and non-judgemental support Monday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00. they are based in The Students' Union Building One at Frenchay Campus but can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0117 32 82676.
The UWE Wellbeing Service is here to support your counselling, mental health and personal development needs. From drop-in sessions, to counselling, there are a range of services available and designed to help and support you.
UWE also offer a one-to-one specialist mentoring service to help you with your academic studies. You may be eligible to access this through Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA). They offer help with motivation, morale, time management and workload. If you are unsure about your entitlement to DSA, contact the Mentoring Service to find out more.
We've partnered with Kooth Student to help you get access to anonymous support in the evenings and weekends. Kooth is an online platform where you can access confidential support from counsellors online - they also provide regular counselling sessions and drop-in chats.
How to disclose
It's important to disclose any mental health conditions or disabilities to the university so that we can make sure you get access to the right help and support during your time here. If you would like to set up an appointment to do so - email: Disability@uwe.ac.uk