The Wellbeing Team provide structured support and guidance to students, enabling them to make positive changes to improve their wellbeing during their time at the University of Bath.
Wellbeing Practitioners provide professional advice and short-term support (typically between 2 and 6 sessions) for students, enabling them to make positive changes to improve their wellbeing during their time at the University of Bath. This is usually enough to help you start moving forward with your life. We can also support you to access a range of services, groups, and information.
What we can help with
The Wellbeing Team can help you with:
- low mood
- feeling stressed, anxious, or experiencing panic
- adjusting to University life
- relationship difficulties with friends, family, or partners
- accessing support following a bereavement or difficult things in the past
- troubles with self-harm or feeling suicidal
- difficulties with confidence or low self-esteem.
- supporting you through the disciplinary process or reporting unacceptable behaviour.
To get the most out of our support, it’s important that you have the time and motivation to attend regular sessions, and a clear idea of your goals. Your Wellbeing Practitioner will work with you to identify your goals and create your personal Wellbeing Support Plan that you’ll work through over the course of your sessions.
How to see a Wellbeing Practitioner
The best way to access the right support service for you is to come and talk to the Student Support Advice Team at the 4 West Roper Centre to discuss your situation, or complete our online form to identify the best information and support for you.
What to expect at a Wellbeing appointment
We offer appointments online using Microsoft Teams, by telephone, or in person at the 4 West Roper Centre and the Virgil Student Centre.
You will get an email confirming your appointment. There will be a link to a short questionnaire that helps us improve outcomes for students and we would be grateful if you could fill this in prior to your appointment.
During your first appointment, your Wellbeing Advisor will work with you to create a plan of your sessions to support you to address the difficulties you’re experiencing. This can include tasks, goals, support work and appropriate signposting.
Courses and workshops
We also offer a range of courses and one-off workshops to help you manage and overcome mental health difficulties and develop your emotional wellbeing.
You’ll be introduced to ideas for changing how you approach your problems and you'll learn new skills for building resilience and wellbeing. We aim to give you tools and support to overcome whatever is holding you back.
Confidentiality and safeguarding
The Wellbeing Service is committed to the highest standards of professional practice and we respect the importance of confidentiality in all our dealings with you.
We also take our duty of care responsibilities for you seriously and if, at any time, there are serious concerns for your wellbeing or safety there are robust safeguarding measures in place to support you and keep you safe.
See how Student Support deals with your confidential information.
If you are struggling and need advice, support, or just somebody to talk to, professional help is also available 24/7 from our free, confidential support line Be Well- Talk Now. Students can contact a trained adviser by phone, video call or live chat from anywhere in the world.
If you need to talk to somebody urgently about your, or a friend's or student's, wellbeing call one of the helplines listed in the urgent or emergency wellbeing support guide. In cases of overdose and serious injury through self-harm you must seek immediate medical help by calling 999, even if you or the person you are with, do not/does not feel unwell. The effects of an overdose can be delayed by hours (even days) and can be fatal.
There are several charities and organisations that can also provide support: