What happens in an appointment?

A mental health appointment is a face-to-face meeting with one of the University's Mental Health Advisors.

The aim is to connect with those of you who have a previous or recent mental health diagnosis or have started to experience symptoms that are affecting your ability to engage in university life.

The appointments are approximately one hour long and an opportunity for us to gain an understanding of how things are for you and what support (if any) you are currently receiving. We carry out a risk assessment to help us determine what help will be most appropriate.

Together we may create a support plan, often including self-help strategies and resources and where appropriate, we will signpost or connect you with external agencies.

We know it can be daunting approaching someone for support, but we are a friendly team and the appointments are an opportunity for an open, honest, and non-judgemental discussion.

Emergency contact numbers 

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