In the UK it is becoming more widely accepted to talk about mental health. This may be different from perceptions of mental health in your home country. But it is important to recognise changes to your mental wellbeing. At times you may experience feeling isolated, distressed, anxious or lonely.
Support at University
There is lots of different support available at the University:
- Student Services offer support and guidance to all students. You can come and talk to the Wellbeing Service about anything that’s bothering you. You might then be referred to our Counselling and Mental Health team. They provide short-term psychological therapies and mental health support
- the Counselling and Mental Health team also run free courses and workshops. These help you manage mental health difficulties and develop your emotional wellbeing
- Be Well - Talk Now gives you access to support from an adviser by phone or live chat 24 hours a day. You can talk through any problems you may have. Find out how to get in touch
- Fika is an app that aims to help you to maintain your mental fitness. Much the same as you would take care of your physical fitness
- the University Chaplaincy offers support to people of all faiths and no faith. Find out how the Chaplaincy can help you
- find out more information from Student Services about managing your mental health.
Support from the SU
There is also support available from The Students’ Union:
- the SU Advice & Support Centre is here to guide and support you with any problems you may have. Our professional advisors offer confidential, independent and non- judgemental information, advice and support.
- Student Minds is a national charity that works to help students with mental health problems. At Student Minds Bath, we are a student-led group committed to supporting university students. Find out how to get involved in their workshops and courses.
- contact Nightline from 8pm to 8am every night of term. Nightline is a listening service for students here at the University of Bath. We are student-run, confidential, and non-judgmental.
Support from the NHS
Read about NHS mental health support services or talk to your GP. If you need help for a mental health crisis or emergency, you can get 24-hour support and advice. Find out where to get urgent help for mental health.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides more information about mental health support in the UK. This includes information about where and when to seek help. UKCISA also provide information about other organisations that can support you.