Staff Health and Wellbeing Hub

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.

You can self-refer to the University's Occupational Health Service if you are looking for advice and support about the impact of work or stress on you mental and physical health:

Occupational Health Service

Speak to someone

If you are looking to speak to someone about any mental health issues you may be experiencing, these services will offer you support and guidance.

Self-help resources

You may feel that you would benefit from using some self-help tools to make positive improvements to your mental health.