As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Week we want to use this opportunity to remind you of the support that is available – even if we are off campus.
All of us are affected from time to time by anxiety, low-mood or feelings of not fitting in. If these symptoms become overwhelming, or start to have a serious negative impact on your studies and day to day life, you are likely to benefit from additional support.
We also appreciate that many of us are coping with an ongoing mental health matter, facing struggles every day. We provide a range of support for those diagnosed with a mental health condition and work with a range of external agencies to ensure you have all the help you may need.
Student Support, Health and Wellbeing
The Student Support and Wellbeing Advisers are here should you need someone to talk to. The advisers support students in making informed decisions through one to one conversations, be it related to personal, general wellbeing, financial, housing, or academic matters
Mental Wellbeing Team
Our Mental Health Practitioners can help with general mental health-related queries and emotional distress. They have a range of services they can offer including self-help resources and techniques to help with anxiety, stress and depression. They can also refer individuals for counselling both within the University and externally. There are daily drop-ins in Canterbury and on Wednesdays in Medway. There are also out of hours drop-ins on Tuesday evening and Saturday.
The University Chaplains offer a confidential listening service in a safe space where you can talk through any problems in a non-judgmental environment.
Big White Wall
A free 24/7 online service that allows you to get support. It’s a safe and anonymous space you can go to if you’re feeling down, struggling to cope or just want to talk to people who understand what you’re going through. Whether you want to speak to peers or a counsellor, there will be someone there every minute of every day.
Self Help Guides
Working with the NHS, Canterbury Christ Church University, has a range of online self-help guides covering different topics including Anxiety, Bereavement, Stress, Depression and Sleeping Problems.