While at university, students may be affected by many factors. Some students settle very quickly while others can take longer, and many students may experience some type of difficulty with their course/study, making friends or fitting in and being accepted. They may also feel homesick, worry about the past, the present, the future, or even all three. Many of these problems are a normal part of university life, particularly when first starting. Of course, problems can occur at any stage of university life; during first year and beyond.
How you can help
Being available to listen can be helpful, as can supporting your son/daughter to talk to someone in the University about their problems.
Can you contact the Counselling Service on behalf of your son/daughter?
Unfortunately, we are not normally able to give you information about your son or daughter, because of our confidentiality agreement. We are also unable to contact your son or daughter based on your concerns. The student must contact us. Other services are also guided by confidentiality and so the best course of action is always for the student to contact the appropriate service themselves.