Mental health support - is this service for me?

With effect from Monday 26 April we are launching a “virtual” Mental Health drop in, Monday - Friday between 11:30 am and 13:30 pm.

The drop in gives you a chance to have a quick 10-15 minute chat with a Mental Health Advisor without having to book an appointment in advance. During this time we can help you come up with an ongoing plan.

If you would like to attend the drop in then please contact the Student Services Hub on 01752 587 676 or emailing them at studentservices@plymouth.ac.uk and they will send you all the information need along with a Zoom link.

Who is the service for? 

As part of the wider Student Wellbeing Services, we will work with you to enable you to find the most appropriate support both inside and outside of the University. If you are already linked in with local services, we can still support you in accessing services within the University.

If you are experiencing severe and long term mental health difficulties, are having a mental health crisis, or you feel your mental health is having a negative impact on university life, come and talk to us. 

We can also support you if you have any previous mental health diagnosis. We will complete an assessment, possibly offer advice, signposting and referrals to other services.

  • Deliberate actions to inflict harm on yourself resulting in injuries that need medical attention
  • Loss of reality
  • Having very unusual beliefs
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Having plans for suicide, suicidal thoughts or previous suicide attempts
  • Confused or disturbed thoughts that may not make sense to you or others
  • Major changes in mood
  • Feeling out of control
  • Risky and impulsive behaviour that could cause you harm
  • Seeing or hearing things that other people do not.

Togetherall

If you are going through a tough time staff and students can access free online support with Togetherall. Whether you’re struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed or unable to cope, Togetherall can help you get support, take control and feel better. You will have access to a 24/7 online community and professional support from trained counsellors. Togetherall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.

Togetherall is totally anonymous, so no one will know you’ve chosen to use it unless you tell them!

Go to Togetherall and sign up under ‘organisation’ with your university email address.

Fika – look after your own emotions and stay well

Find out how to download Fika, a mental health improvement platform, to help positively impact wellbeing and performance. 

Emergency contact numbers 

If you are concerned about the immediate safety of yourself or others call 999.