How the University can support you
The University has a number of services available to you if you need support with your mental wellbeing.
Employee Assistance Programme
The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides confidential unlimited support on any matter that might be of concern to you – from mental health and wellbeing, through to legal, relationship and money matters.
Help is given by accredited counsellors or information specialists, depending on whether the need is for emotional or practical support.
The service is free and available to members of staff across the University 24 hours a day, 365 days a year either through an online portal or a telephone helpline.
Togetherall is an online portal designed to help people get support to take control of their wellbeing and feel better. It provides 24/7 peer-to-peer and professional support (from experienced clinicians who are always online), plus a range of courses and tools to help people self-manage their wellbeing.
This service is safe, their community is anonymous, and it is free to all staff and students. More information can be found here.
LU Wellbeing app
The app has been developed in partnership with mental health and wellbeing experts at UniWellbeing. The platform enables staff and students to take control of their health and wellbeing in their own hands to ultimately lead a healthy and happier lifestyle.
It follows a holistic approach using proven methods to positively influence your wellbeing, incorporating mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) amongst many other techniques.
The guidance provided is offered in the form of podcasts, written articles and external resources.
Counselling and Disability Service
The Counselling Team is part of the Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Service and is available to all students, as a chance to talk and reflect with a professionally trained counsellor. You can find out more and make an appointment here.
The Counselling Service is also available to all University employees, giving you the opportunity to talk confidentially to a professional who is outside your immediate situation. More information on this service can be found on our website. BAME-specific counselling is also available to staff. To access this service, please email Diddy Elliot, Counselling Practice Lead firstname.lastname@example.org – all details will be kept confidential.
Centre for Faith and Spirituality
Chaplains are available for anyone, irrespective of their religious or spiritual background. The opportunity to talk to someone outside of the work environment can be really beneficial if you’re feeling stressed. Whether you want someone to listen or feel you need a quiet space, the Centre for Faith and Spirituality is a supportive service for both staff and student.
Health and Wellbeing blog
The Health and Wellbeing blog features articles on a variety of topics including mindfulness and self-care. Staff and students also write articles sharing their personal experiences with mental health and what they do for their wellbeing.
The Yellow Book
The Yellow Book is an online resource created by rethinkyourmind that has various tools and techniques to help you combat stress in written and audio format. In addition, the e-book features poems, songs, readings and artwork to help with your mental wellbeing.
Please note to access this resource sign-in is required using your staff or student login details.