Mental Health and Wellbeing Support at University

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support at University

Anyone can experience mental health difficulties and it is recognised that life’s transition points can be especially challenging. For example, the unfamiliar environment of higher education, combined with the demands of self-directed study can be very stressful, especially for those who already have underlying mental health problems. Therefore, the University of Wolverhampton takes the mental health of its students and staff very seriously.

The university prides itself on providing opportunities for all students to develop friendships and pursue social, recreational and sporting interests. In addition, we offer a wide range of easily accessible student support services.

Read the University's guide to Student Support and Wellbeing - Student Support and Wellbeing - Guide for New Students

Thank you for visiting the University of Wolverhampton Mental Health and Wellbeing pages.  If you are a student experiencing a mental health or wellbeing difficulty and require support then:

What we can do to help...

Individual Wellbeing Support

Complete our Online Form or contact us directly

  • We will contact you with details of support services available to you including our Wellbeing Drop-ins
  • If you need a wellbeing chat, we can set up a face-to-face or telephone meeting to talk through how you are and to create a Personal Wellbeing Plan
  • Your Personal Wellbeing Plan will help you map out next steps including referrals for additional support if needed, eg our wellbeing workshops, group support, or a referral to external specialist support services.

You will be able to decide what works for you and we are here to support you.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Team (including counselling support)

University of Wolverhampton
MI001, Alan Turing Building
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY

Tel: (01902) 32 1074
Email: SSW@wlv.ac.uk

Online Contact form

The University Mental Health and Wellbeing Team

The University student Mental Health and Wellbeing Team provides mental health and wellbeing support, including counselling, for personal issues which are affecting your ability to fully engage with your studies.

We are here to help you by offering free, professional, confidential and non – judgmental support.

We help with a variety of personal difficulties which include: anxiety, confidence, depression, homesickness, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, cultural issues, identity, trauma, loss/bereavement, relationships or work/life/study balance.

Our aim is to work alongside you towards achieving academic success, thereby making the most of your university experience.

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) support for mental health conditions

Students with a diagnosed mental health condition may be eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) funded support. If you think you are eligible for DSA, we recommend you apply before you are due to arrive at University. For example, DSA can pay for one-to-one mentoring or study skills support.  

You can apply for DSA whether you are applying for university or already a current student.  You can find more information on our Students with Disabilities and SpLD page.

What is counselling?

Coming to counselling is about making a positive choice to get help from someone who is not involved in any aspect of your life.

Counselling offers you the chance to focus on and understand your difficulties.

The counsellors will listen, offer support and understanding, while at the same time be accepting of your values, attitudes and life-style in a non-judgemental way.

Help is offered in developing your strengths, making decisions and developing the skills and resources to cope. As counsellors, we help you to find the answers.

Counselling is available to undergraduate or post-graduate, full-time or part-time, Apprenticeship, International or home students. Whatever your background we offer help in a supportive environment .

All counselling is confidential except when someone is in serious danger. In these rare instances we will discuss any potential break in confidentiality with you (see Confidentiality and Recordkeeping).

 

Our commitment to you

  • Raising mental health awareness throughout the University by improving the quality and accessibility of information available on mental health issues. 
  • Working in partnership with students who are experiencing mental health problems.  This will enable the student to define their own needs and work in partnership with staff, recognising and building on the student's strengths, skills and potential.
  • Ensuring respect and confidentiality for all members of its community. 
  • Providing all staff with opportunities to develop appropriate skills and knowledge in this area. 
  • Acknowledging and responding to mental health issues when reviewing policies and procedures.  The University aims to ensure that all policies reflect the mental health needs of members of the University community.
  • Working in liaison with external agencies, locally and nationally, who offer alternative support to students and staff.
  • Ensuring services provided on campus, especially the relevant support services, are readily available and accessible to all students.  Constructive lines of communication between departments are encouraged.
  • Exploring new initiatives which could promote the mental well-being of students and prevent mental health problems.

Questions about your support?

Complete our Online Contact Form or contact us directly:

Mental Health and Wellbeing (including counselling support)

University of Wolverhampton
MI001, Alan Turing Building
Wulfruna Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1LY

Tel: (01902) 32 1074
Email: SSW@wlv.ac.uk