Mental Health

Your mental wellbeing is important, and the University has Mental Health Coordinators who are here to support and advise students experiencing mental health difficulties. For information on these services, please refer to the University website.

The University also provides Counselling Services for students who may benefit from professional therapeutic counselling so that they may better develop and fulfil their personal, academic and professional potential. Full information on how to access this service can be found on the University website.

If you are having mental health difficulties, you can also consult your GP about any problems you have or support you need. For further information, please refer to the NHS website.

Crisis Situations

If you are a student experiencing a mental health crisis, or are a parent, friend or member of staff who is concerned about a student, information about services that are available can be found on the University website.

Other useful websites:

Does stress, anxiety or low mood interfere with your ability to perform academically or enjoy student life?

If so, improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) can help.

Coventry and Warwickshire IAPT offer a service for Warwick University students, designed to help deal with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression, as well as panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Is this service for me?

Offering a range of talking therapies, this free, confidential service is open to you if:

  • You are aged 16 or over
  • You are registered with a GP in Coventry or Warwickshire
  • Your mental health is causing you concern and is affecting your studies, health, home or social life.

Support is provided by trained professionals and is available in a wide range of locations in the Coventry and Warwickshire area, including the University of Warwick Health Centre and SUHQ.

IAPT offer a range of other therapies. These are designed to enable people to understand their difficulties and learn to treat themselves, which can help prevent problems returning.

For more information about this, please call 0845 521 6100. You can also download a free psychological audio App from iTunes and Google.


Staying Well

Just like our physical health, Mental Health is affected by many things, and any one of us might experience mental health difficulties at any point in our lives. There are things that we can all do to help and improve our mental health, and help ourselves to stay healthy.
 

Access support as soon as you can

If you have a pre-existing mental health condition, are newly diagnosed or think you might have an undiagnosed mental health condition, please make sure you access the right support on campus and through your Doctor. On campus, a Team of Mental Health Co-ordinators can help you get the support you need to do your academic work and participate in university life. Please look at the University page for more information about the support available from the Mental Health Team.

Wellbeing

If you are interested in helping maintain your wellbeing, here are some resources that might help:

  • Five Ways to Wellbeing

The New Economics Foundation has researched and proposed this set of evidence-based actions which promote people’s wellbeing. It involves doing the following actions in your everyday life: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. For further information, please see: mind.org.uk.
 

  • 10 Keys to Happier Living

The Ten Keys to Happier Living are based on a review of the latest research from psychology and related fields. Everyone's path to happiness is different, but evidence suggests that these Ten Keys consistently have a positive impact on people's happiness and wellbeing. The keys are: Giving, Relating, Exercising, Awareness, Trying Out, Direction, Resilience, Emotions, Acceptance and Meaning. Click here for more information.
 

  • Wellbeing Advice Drop-in

The University Mental Health and Wellbeing Team run Wellbeing drop-in sessions.

Alcohol

It can be easy to get caught up in the alcohol culture of universities, but drinking beyond the recommended levels can have consequences for your academic success, safety and health. If you are drinking alcohol, try to drink sensibly.

The NHS and Drinkaware have lots of useful information about alcohol and how to monitor your intake.

For useful tips on how to survive student social life which involves alcohol, take a look at the Drink Aware page: Freshers Survival Guide

If you are worried about how much alcohol you are consuming, the NHS also has useful guidance.


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