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Mental health and wellbeing

Where you can get help with mental health and wellbeing issues.

University services

Therapeutic Services & Mental Health

Therapeutic Services & Mental Health provide counselling and mental health support to students. They run groups and workshops for coping with stress and help you find external support services.

Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service provide wellbeing and welfare advice and support to all students. You can talk to them about anything that's bothering you.

Be Well - Talk Now

Be Well – Talk Now is a confidential service that gives you access to support from an adviser by phone or live chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to talk you through any problems you may have.

The Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy is both a place and a team of people. They are here for people of all faiths and no faith - all students and staff, to offer counsel, advice or just a listening ear.

Disability Service

The Disability Service can provide specialist advice throughout your studies, including liaising with your department to recommend study adjustments (e.g. exam arrangements) and applying for specialist one to one support and equipment.

Independent advisers

Independent advisers can support doctoral students. If it has been ineffective or would be inappropriate or inadvisable to talk to your Supervisor, you can seek advice from this service on a broad range of issues.

Support and Report

Support and Report can be used by all staff, students, and visitors can report discrimination, misconduct, harassment or assault by using this tool. You can report anonymously or get support from an adviser.

Security

Security is here to help at all times; 24 hours a day, seven days a week ensuring campus is safe, looking after parking, CCTV, lost property and everyone’s welfare on university premises.

Student Services

Student Services run a number of wellbeing activities to help you improve your wellbeing. All activities are free but do require booking, such as gardening, running, dog walking and cooking classes.

SU services

Advice & Support Centre

The Advice & Support Centre is here to guide and support you with any problems you may have during your time at Bath, e.g. academic, housing, or personal. The professional advisors offer confidential, independent and non- judgemental information, advice and support.

SU Community Officer

The SU Community Officer is elected to represent students in all areas related to wellbeing to the University. This includes University mental health support, tackling wellbeing issues, and equality and diversity issues. You can contact them with any queries or concerns related to these areas.

Peer mentors

Peer mentors provide informal support from a student mentor from the same course to help you settle in, give any advice, answer any questions, or prepare for your placement.

Nightline

Nightline is a student-run, confidential, and non-judgmental peer-to-peer support listening service for students here at the University of Bath.  It runs from 8pm to 8am every night of term and their trained volunteers are happy to listen to anything you may wish to discuss.

Student Minds

Student Minds is a national charity that works to help students with mental health problems, and campaigns to raise awareness about student mental health. Student Minds Bath, is a student-led group committed to supporting university students with their mental health and wellbeing.

Outside organisations

Mind

Mind believes that that nobody should face a mental health problem alone. They are here to make sure that everyone with, or at risk of, mental ill health has somewhere to turn to for information, advice and support.

Bath Psychotherapy & Counselling

If you would like to have therapy or counselling Bath Psychotherapy & Counselling (BCPC) can help with selecting a suitable counsellor or psychotherapist for you.

Cruse

Cruse specialist bereavement experts have experience in all types of loss and can offer support however and whenever the death occurred.

Banes Talking Therapies

Banes Talking Therapies is an Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service which seeks to use the least intrusive method of case. The clinician you see will explain which choices are available and why they might be suitable for you.

Off the Record

Off the Record is a mental health social movement for young people aged under 25 providing confidential support, advice and counselling.

Student Space

Student Space provides wellbeing resources and advice, expert information and advice to help you through the challenges of Covid-19.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans is a free support service to help with whatever you're going through and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, via phone or email.