Help is available if you need itPublished: Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Struggling with your studies? Help is available if you need it
Struggling? Help is available from a wide range of sources including:
- SSO The Student Support Office (SSO) in LF21 of the Kilburn building is open 9-5 from Mon-Fri, email email@example.com or tel 0161 306 8155
- STUDY Support is available from studentsupport.manchester.ac.uk and My Learning Essentials. The University’s Learning Commons is a state of the art study and learning centre
- EXAMS Exam Stress? See exams.manchester.ac.uk/support-and-advice
- PERSONAL General personal support studentsupport.manchester.ac.uk/taking-care/ and well being and GP / NHS choices for when you want need expert medical help. You'll need to register with your GP, if you haven't done so already.
- ADVICE Drop in at the atrium or at uomtheatrium.wordpress.com email: firstname.lastname@example.org. They can offer advice on issues affecting your student life, with signposting to more specialist services. They also have information and resources on their website covering topics such as money, health and wellbeing. Email email@example.com The studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/crucial-guide is your essential stop for info and advice on everything to do with being a student at Manchester
- MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELLING Sessions available at studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/counselling on dealing with anxiety, depression, exam stress, confidence and other issues. See also:
Nightline is a confidential listening and information service run by students for students. It is open 8pm till 8am every night during term time. The phone number can be found on the reverse of your student ID card. firstname.lastname@example.org (Expect a reply within 48 hours). manchester.nightline.ac.uk
The Samaritans: Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to talk confidentially about any problem, however big or small: samaritans.org Free telephone to: 116 123
Students Against Depresssion: For further help in understanding and coping with suicidal thoughts, and emergency contacts in a crisis, visit studentsagainstdepression.org
Papyrus: A national charity for the prevention of young suicide 0800 068 4141 papyrus-uk.org
Self-Help Services: A mental health charity which helps people to help themselves. 0161 226 3871 selfhelpservices.org.uk
MIDAS (Manchester Integrated Drug and Alcohol Services): support of alcohol and drug addiction and dependency 0161 226 5526 changegrowlive.org
MIND mind.org.uk provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues.
Kwan Wai (Chinese Mental Health Service): one to one counselling in Mandarin and a drop-in/support service. 0161 272 7482/ 0161 833 0377 waiyin.org.uk/projects/health-social-care/kwan-wai-mental-health
- DISABILITY The University's Disability Advisory and Support Service (DASS): dso.manchester.ac.uk
- FINANCE Financial issues: studentsupport.manchester.ac.uk/finances
- VISAS International student visa support: studentsupport.manchester.ac.uk/immigration-and-visas or email email@example.com
- THE UNION The Students' Union advice service manchesterstudentsunion.com/adviceservice.
- TUTORS Your personal tutor, year and course tutors are on hand to help you with any issues if you need them
- MIT CIRCS If you have mitigating circumstances submit a Mit Circs form as soon as you are able to
- PEERS help is available from your fellow students, for example via the Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and also societies like CSSoc and others
If you’re not sure about where to find the help you feel you need, just email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call in to see somebody in SSO (Kilburn Building, LF21).
The sooner you talk to somebody about any issues you may be having, the sooner they can help you.
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