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Wellbeing and mental health support for staff

04 May 2020

Services available for anyone who needs support for their wellbeing and mental health

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The University has a number of services available for anyone who needs support for their wellbeing and mental health while staying at home.

We are all having to adjust to staying at home, with changes to the way we live and work. The reduced opportunities for contact with others, working from home and all the additional caring responsibilities and worries for others can all have an impact on our wellbeing and mental health.

In addition to our Six ways to wellbeing framework, which suggests six areas you might want to focus on, we also offer the following:

Big White Wall

The Big White Wall provides staff with free online mental health and wellbeing support, any time, any day.  It is a 24/7 online community, monitored by trained clinicians and provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, have conversations, get creative and learn how to manage your mental health and wellbeing. It is totally anonymous and confidential. 

Access the Big White Wall (please use Google Chrome)

Counselling Service 

The Counselling Service offers a range of online resources and support

Resources include Build your mental health expertise and Coping with COVID-19.

The Counselling Service is now operating its full service by phone, video and email:  If you'd like contact with a counsellor, please visit the Counselling service website to complete an online questionnaire that you can then email to the service along with your staff ID number. One of the team will then get back to you. 

National services

  • Shout is the UK’s free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. If you’re struggling to cope and you need help now text Shout to 85258.
  • The Samaritans are also available 24/7 online or 116 123.

More information