Supporting your mental health
The University has a variety of internal and external services and resources for you to access to help support your mental health.
We all have mental health, and as a University we have a responsibility to offer support to staff and students who may be struggling. We also want to support those at risk and intervene early, as well as promote good mental wellbeing for everyone.
Our mental health, like physical health, does not always stay the same and is often on a spectrum. We recognise that everyone is different – you may want to speak to someone or prefer to access self-help tools instead.
As a University we provide mental health and wellbeing services that relate to work, and help you access specialist external services, including your GP, in times of crisis and when you are struggling.
This page contains information and guidance on how you can access the mental health support you need.
Impact of stress on your mental health
Mental wellbeing doesn't have one set meaning. We might use it to talk about how we feel, how well we're coping with daily life or what feels possible at the moment. Understanding stress and how to reduce stressors can positively impact on mental health.
Stress is the reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demand placed upon them which are not matched by their ability to cope. Pressure can be positive and motivating in the short term, helping to achieve success. Prolonged stress, however, can leave you physically and mentally unwell.
Further guidance on stress risk assessments can be found on the University Occupational Health Service website.