Mental Health and Wellbeing

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:

The first step is to make CONTACT

If you are already a student here, we’d advise you to attend one of our drop ins, or if you feel this would be too difficult, then please contact us

However, this does not provide a crisis/urgent response so if you: 

I Need Help Now: CLICK HERE for support information and advice

I Need Help With: CLICK HERE for useful links

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.

What we can do to help...

Who are we

Mental Health and Wellbeing staff are equipped in supporting students who have mental health needs, or students with an Autism Spectrum Condition. Often, these difficulties overlap and therefore we are here to support you with your overall wellbeing whilst at university.  

Advice, information and support

If you have concerns about your mental health, whether you are thinking about applying to university, have already applied or are currently studying here.  

Advice about your eligibility for additional funding

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and how to apply for it. If you think you are eligible for DSA, we recommend you apply for it a few months before you are due to arrive at university. For example, DSA can pay for one-to-one mentoring or study skills support.  

Signposting

Signposting to appropriate services and resources, including other university support services, or services external to the university.  

Opportunities to meet in facilitated groups

Opportunities to meet in facilitated GROUPS to build confidence/ meet others with similar experiences.  

Tips on self-care

Tips on self-care, online resources and lifestyle advice.  

Commitment from us

  • 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?

If you are registered with Student Support and Wellbeing, or have questions about support, please contact SSW on: 01902 321074 or email: ssw@wlv.ac.uk