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When you’re living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, it’s important that you have access to the right platforms. The University offers a counselling service through which students can self-refer themselves for support. These appointments will take place on campus in a private space and are completely confidential. Appointments can be booked through the University website, or you can speak with a member of the Library desk staff at any campus.
If you are registered with a local GP you can speak with them about seeking additional support from a counselor or mental health service near you. They would need to refer you so it’s important that you first arrange an appointment with your GP. If you don’t feel comfortable speaking to your GP, then MIND offers some helpful online resources and suggestions for local groups; you can refer yourself to either group meetings or a particular service. If you are referred through your GP then the services offered will be free, if you find a service yourself you might have to pay to access it.
In case of any emergency, we recommend that you ring 999.
But most importantly, if you’re unsure of what your next step should be please get in contact with us either online or come into one of our reception locations and we can guide you through what options are available close to you. Remember, you are not alone.