World Mental Health Day: student support and wellbeing services

World Mental Health Day is fast approaching and so we thought it would be a great time to discuss mental health support services available at Coventry University.

Trying to keep up with uni work, part-time work and your social life can leave you feeling exhausted, stressed and pretty miserable. According to a YouthSight HE insight club report; in 2017, almost 80% of students say they experienced a mental health issue. 

What support is available for me?

There is lots of help available at Coventry University, the health and wellbeing team’s support areas include; disability, welfare, counselling, mental health, and care leavers’ support, and they also run workshops for students.

Health and wellbeing team

Based in TheHub, our health and wellbeing team offer support to all students. The department is made up of an admin team, disability advisers, study support tutors, mental health advisers, counsellors and a welfare officer. They also have an on-site Medical Centre (where you can register once you enrol!).

The Spirituality and Faith Centre on the 3rd floor, is a relaxing space, welcoming all students of faith and those of none. It’s a place to pray and reflect. Did I mention they have their own space for meditation and relaxation?!

Support for students with disabilities

Our Disability Support Team is made up of disability advisers who provide advice and guidance for disabled students, and study support tutors who provide academic support, such as help with essay structure, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

If you have a long-term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty, it is important you let our health and wellbeing team know, so they can advise on the support available to you as soon as you get here.

Easy to access appointments

Our online booking system allows you to book an appointment when it suits you, 24/7. Visit Health and Wellbeing Bookings to arrange your support.

Self-help leaflets and videos

You have access to self-help leaflets and videos – you’ll find information on how to cope with low mood, depression, anxiety and a range of other health-related topics.

Mobile apps

You can download Coventry University’s Health and Wellbeing app for iPhone or for Android. It features interactive maps to University buildings, the NHS Walk-in centre and A&E, emergency contact information and links to public transport.

Facebook and Twitter

If you weren’t aware of health and wellbeing, then you probably didn’t know they’re on Facebook and Twitter, so if you’d prefer to tweet or DM them, get in touch. They’re happy to answer any questions you have, plus it’s a great way for you to keep up to date with all things health and wellbeing!

You can also reach them via email disoff.ss@coventry.ac.uk or phone 02477 658029.

If after reading this, you’re still feeling stressed, anxious or low then speak to your GP who can provide advice and information on what action to take next.