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Mental health advice is part of Student Wellbeing Services. Mental health can be described as your own personal sense of well being which provides you with the emotional resilience to enjoy life, despite it's frequent ups and downs. Mental health is like physical health, at some times it is better than at others. However, despite it being a normal part of life, people are frequently reluctant to talk about it.
It is estimated that one in four people will experience some form of mental health difficulty within their lifetime. For some the difficulty will be relatively mild and transient in nature and for others it will be more severe and enduring. These difficulties can include anxiety and depression, phobias, eating disorders, self harm, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder – all of which have the potential to be disabling.
Evidence suggests that people between the ages of eighteen and twenty two are at increased risk of developing mental health difficulties. With the added stressor's of university life such as, moving away from home for the first time, financial concerns and study deadlines students are at further risk. Indeed, if you have experienced mental health difficulties in the past, you may find that the initial adjustment to student life can affect your usual coping strategies
If you feel worried or scared that you, a friend or a colleague may be experiencing mental health difficulties, then get some support. It is always better to get help sooner rather than later. The student mental health and wellbeing advisor's can be contacted via The Base (next to reception) or telephone on 01524 5-92690 or email. However, in order to book an appointment it is necessary to fill out a self-referral form, this should only take around 5 minutes to complete.
To complete a self referral please complete the form available under the how to contact us section of the counselling and mental health homepage