10 Oct 2018
World Mental Health Day: do you know where to access University support services?
Today (10 October 2018) marks World Mental Health Day, and the theme for this year is focusing on young people in a changing world.
As a student, you have access to a wide of support services at Loughborough University. Below are some of the following:
- The Mental Health Support team – Part of the Counselling and Disability Service, the team provides practical support to students who are experiencing mental health difficulties, and can also recommend referral services.
- Counselling Service – The University has a team of counsellors who can provide short-term therapy for emotional and psychological problems that may be affecting your studies. They also offer an online workshop about anxiety which you can self-enrol on via LEARN.
- Centre for Faith and Spirituality – The Centre offers a space for anyone who wishes to reflect, and also provides help to those who need spiritual, ethical or moral support. Students who are of no faith are also welcome.
- Nightline – Nightline is the Students’ Unions’ anonymous telephone support service. It is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8pm-8am during term time and is ran by student volunteers. Their number is 01509 227650 and they can also be emailed at any time at email@example.com.
Loughborough Heads Up! – a student-led mental health and wellbeing group at the University – are running a stand in the Students’ Union building until 3pm today, where you can find out more about their plans for the year.
If you are a staff member, you also have access to a number of University services including the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which offers 24/7 confidential support on a wide range of issues. For more information, visit the EAP website, which you can access using the code ‘lborowell’.
More information about mental health can be found on the following websites: