Wellbeing and Support
Your ability to thrive at university is important to us.
We know that you may face challenges along the way or need extra support while studying with us, so we have put programmes, services and staff in place to help. Please familiarise yourselves with them before you need them and if you need to get in touch when you start, contact Brunel Help.
The Student Wellbeing Service is here to provide support for all students at Brunel whether you need advice, adjustments, or guidance.
Student Counselling Service:
The Brunel Counselling Team provide free, short-term talking therapy with a qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential space. They will listen to any problems or difficult feelings and empower you to make your own decisions. Counselling can help with building emotional resilience during periods in your life when you are feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed.
Mental Health Advisers:
Mental Health Advisers provide guidance to students who have a diagnosed condition, as well as those who have not yet sought support or treatment with a medical practitioner. They will work with you to access support, develop a plan and build practical skills to help you during your studies. Additional support on campus may include Mental Health mentoring as well as access to the Assistive Technology Centre and the Sensory Room.
If you're feeling low or have a long term mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder , please check out our Mental Wellbeing page to see what services could benefit you.
The university offers a range of wellbeing activities and events to promote student wellbeing. You can find more information here: https://students.brunel.ac.uk/support/mental-wellbeing-services
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Student Counselling Service:
The Brunel Counselling Team provide free, short-term talking therapy with a qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential space. They will listen to any problems or difficult feelings and empower you to make your own decisions. Counselling can help with building emotional resilience during periods in your life when you are feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. Learn more here
The Listening Service
The Listening Service provides you with a listening ear if you don’t want to attend formal counselling or don’t require formal support from a Mental Health Adviser. The listening service offers a non-judgemental space for conversation where you can talk about anything that is impacting or worrying you. Sessions are held with one of our chaplaincy team in the Meeting House, or on the phone, and last for up to 30 minutes.
A national listening, emotional support and information service run by students for students. It is free, confidential and anonymous. It operates during term time only from 18:00 to 08:00 daily. Learn more about Nightline here.
The Mix (external):
A free helpline for young people under 25 who know they need help, advice or information but don’t know where to find it. Available by phone, email or web chat every day from 13:00 until 23:00. Find out more about The Mix here.
The Samaritans provide confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings. Samaritans do not limit the length or frequency of phone calls. You can contact the Samaritans for free – 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Student Space is a dedicated support service for students. Student Minds have produced Know Before You Go, a guide designed to help students prepare for higher education. There are also useful resources on mental health available from Mind and The Student Room.
The Student Support and Welfare Team offers support and guidance on a range of personal, welfare and financial issues. They are here to help you access support that is right for you.
The team offer advice on managing your finances and how to budget, you can book an appointment with them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Immigration team provide assistance in specialist immigration advice to enrolled international, exchange and study abroad students, their dependants and graduates of the University.
Disability Services support inclusive learning and teaching, allowing you to study as independently as possible while at university.
Read more about all the wellbeing and welfare support available to you when you start at Brunel on the support pages of our student intranet.