We all have a responsibility to maintain and support our own wellbeing. As members of University staff, we have a duty of care to help support the wellbeing of our students, raising awareness of and helping them to access the support they need during their time at University.

We have compiled a list of some of the things to look out for and some of the more commonly requested wellbeing support for students. If you are concerned for a student’s immediate welfare and feel their life may be a risk, you should always call the emergency services on 999. A complete overview of support available can be accessed on the website.

Concerned about a Student FAQs

Many students cope well with University life but may at times feel overwhelmed and seek your help. We’ve answered the most commonly asked questions here.

Disabilities and Medical Conditions

School and Department Disability Coordinators can be contacted by staff for practical support and advice for students with a disability, impairment, medical or health condition, or a specific learning difference.

More information about the Student Disability Service visit:  Disability Services Webpage

Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct

The University provides support for to all those who are affected by any form of harassment, bullying, violence, and sexual misconduct; this includes victims as well as those they have disclosed to or those who have witnessed incidents.

For support and to report an incident confidentially visit: Online Reporting Tool

Mental Health

Early Signs Mental Health is Deteriorating

  • Withdrawal or disengaging from class or socially
  • Reduced ability to concentrate in class or confused thinking
  • Change in appearance or portraying less pride in their appearance
  • Changes in behaviour, turning up late to class or not showing up for class at all

This list is not exhaustive and there could be a variety of reasons for these behaviours.

How to Support and Where to Signpost

Talk to them. Let them know you are worried about them. Signpost them to support.

Remember the University has a network of Mental Health First Aiders who can support you to have a conversation about mental wellbeing with a student. You can contact anyone of them, regardless of their school or department for advice, they are all trained to listen, reassure, and respond, when somebody is in a crisis.

Personal Issues and General Support

Students should contact Student Support and Advice for impartial and confidential advice and support on a range of issues, including personal, academic, money matters, mental health, wellbeing, and more. 

External support and general advice: