Currently, all available health and well-being support from UWE closes at 5pm. If students are feeling overwhelmed, alone or depressed outside of the 9-5 working day there is almost no support available from the university or the SU. In light of the three recent tragedies at UoB I believe it is more important than ever for this support to be provided.
This could be provided through a peer-run scheme such as Nightline. The provision of support on a peer-to-peer basis offers a chance to speak to people in similar situations to you on an anonymous basis; this could be key to encouraging people who may not feel comfortable using other services to seek help. (http://nightline.org.uk/).
- This idea opened on 30 Nov 2016 and closes for voting on 21 Dec 2016.
- This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting on 16 Feb 2017. Click here for more info
- 10th April: the Vice President Community and Welfare has been continulay lobbying the university for out of hours support. The university have accepted the need for out of hours support, and are currently investigating how this will work with The Students' Union.
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