Wellbeing Adviser- School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences and Loughborough Design School
Lydia has a degree in Social Psychology from Loughborough University and was a student here from 2009-2012. On completion of her degree Lydia has worked in various roles at Loughborough College and Loughborough University, working initially in student recruitment at Loughborough College and moving in to roles in attendance, bids and funding and learner support. Lydia has previously worked within Campus Living at Loughborough University and her most recent role was working within the Student Experience team at Loughborough College as an Engagement Mentor, supporting students with issues relating to Substance Misuse, Sexual Health, Gender identity, Violence and Abuse and Mental Health related issues as well as promoting health and wellbeing and being a designated duty safeguarding officer.
Lydia's current role as Wellbeing Adviser is part of the University Counselling and Disability Service and is based within the Academic Schools. Her aim is to support students during their time at Loughborough University, working with them to help them to achieve academic, social and personal success. Students are able to access meaningful contact, in a timely manner, to receive appropriate support and signposting. As Wellbeing Adviser, Lydia can also provide students with resources and information, enabling them to take control of their wellbeing.
Lydia can offer advice and guidance within a safe space and with regard to a range of wellbeing issues, including, but not limited to:
- Disability - Specific learning differences
- Mental health - Medical Issues
- LGBQ/ Sexuality - Gender
- Relationships - Rape / Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Wellbeing - Alcohol / Substance misuse
- Eating disorders - Abuse / Violence / Risk of Harm
- Attendance - Financial support
- Cultural issues / integration