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Students

Welcome, Croeso:

  • A range of support services available to all students. 
  • A confidential, accredited Service, ensuring that you get professional and high quality support.
  • Recognising people as individuals, with different needs, aiming to provide something to suit everyone.

When you contact us we will:

  • Try to offer you support quickly;
  • Offer you a broad range of flexible support options and professional services;
  • Help you access useful resources;
  • Provide you with helpful coping strategies;
  • Signpost you to a relevant Workshop;
  • Meet with you to discuss your difficulty, either by appointment or Wellbeing Walk-In (daily drop-in session);
  • Refer you to our Student Wellbeing Team or Counselling Team, for face-to-face, online or telephone appointments;
  • Refer you, if need be, to our Specialist Mental Health Nurse.

Support during January Exams

The Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service reopened on Monday 5 January 2015 and our Self-Referral Form will be available online from Tuesday 6th January.

Many students feel stressed during the exam period and some students experience high levels of anxiety prior to sitting their exams. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that you will be offered an appointment prior to your exams if you refer to us in January. For this reason we have extended our drop in hours and can offer 20-30 minute appointments aimed at managing exam stress and anxiety during this period. We will be available for Exam Drop-ins between 9am and 12.30pm on:

  • Monday 12th January 
  • Wednesday 14th January 
  • Friday 16th January

You do not need to book an appointment during these hours, simply turn up and you will be seen within 30 minutes or sooner.

Normal Wellbeing Walk-in Hours (3pm-3.45pm, Monday to Friday) are also available during the exam period. Please see our Student Wellbeing page for more details.

Urgent Advice & General Information

Not sure where to find the information you need?

  • Please visit our Contacting Us page for details of how you can get in touch with us.

Chat live to a member of the Team

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Our online chat is currently available on Mondays and Fridays between 11.30am-12.30pm.

*Please note that our instant messaging service does not currently offer full security of data as we are not able to offer an encrypting function at this time.

We ask you, therefore, to please refrain from disclosing anything that you wish to remain 100% confidential on the live chat tool. If you do need to "speak" in confidence, please advise us of this when you enter the live chat, and we will make immediate arrangements to switch to an alternative, secure mode of communicating, either by transferring to the Skype Instant Messaging Service, the Skype Web Cam Chat, or by offering you a face to face appointment.

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