How the University can support you

The University has a number of services available to you if you feel you are suffering from stress or another mental health problem.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is an initiative that is part of the University’s commitment to provide support for colleagues’ wellbeing as a response to issues highlighted in the 2016 staff survey.

The service is available 24–hours-a-day, and can be accessed online (using organisation code lborowell) or by ringing 0800 111 6387.

The service also now provides a range of counselling options for staff members who feel they may need additional support. Following an assessment, sessions can be face to face, on the telephone, or computer based. You can find out more information here.


Counselling and Disability Service

The Counselling Service is available to all students and members of staff and offers an opportunity to talk and reflect with a professionally trained person who is outside your immediate situation.

If you think you would benefit from seeing a counsellor, you can book an appointment online with our Staff Counselling service.

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.

Other sources of mental health support