Student Wellbeing Services provides professional, short-term interventions and helps students access a range of services.
University can be an exciting and happy time, but it can also bring with it stress and challenge. You might seek help because you want to change the way you're thinking, feeling or behaving, or you may be worried about someone else. At Bath Spa University we offer many ways to support you.
If there is an iminent risk
If you or someone you know is at imminent risk of harm you should call 999 immediately. If you are on campus you should also contact Security on 01225 87 5555, so that they can direct first responders to your location.
If you, or someone else feels unsafe, at risk or unable to cope, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership provide a 24/7 Mental Health Response Line: 0300 3031320.
If the risk is not immediate, you should contact Student Wellbeing Services by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +44 (0)1225 876543.
Services within Student Wellbeing Services (SWS)
Mental Health Appointments
Our team of qualified mental health practitioners are here to support you, they have a range of qualifications including psychotherapy, counselling, and social work. Book a mental health appointment, which lasts up to 50 minutes and is an opportunity to receive support and guidance on any issues you are experiencing. If you need another appointment, book again. There is not a limit on the number of appointments you can access.
If you need to be referred for additional or different support, the mental health practitioner will advise you about that.
If counselling is the best option for you, your mental health practitioner may refer you to our small counselling team who offer up to 6 sessions. Most of our counsellors are trainee and volunteer counsellors. Your mental health practitioner will speak with you about the best option for you. You may also be referred to counselling services outside of the University.
Digital resources and apps
Uniwellbeing and Headspace - We have a range of self help resources offering excellent courses, advice, relaxation sessions, peer support and more. Find out more here.
Support to Study
If you find yourself needing more support with your studies or with independent living, our Support to Study process may help you. You can find out more here.
Enhanced Support Process
Often working in conjunction with the Support to Study process, the Enhanced Support Process is for students who are in crisis, experiencing significant struggles with their studies or with independent living due to their mental health.
When you can't make it for an appointment, we ask for at least 24 hours' notice, so that we can offer your slot to someone else.
To cancel, call Student Wellbeing Services on +44 (0)1225 876543 (if the line is busy, please leave an answerphone message) or email email@example.com.
Student Wellbeing Services offers regular mindfulness sessions and 8 week mindfulness courses. Mindfulness has been proven to help students with the demands of university life and helps to lower stress levels.
The mindfulness sessions and courses are facilitated by Amanda Lampard-Drew, who is a qualified Mindfulness facilitator, Mental Health Practitioner and Counsellor.
There are two drop-in sessions in the Settle In Settle Back weeks:
Introduction to Mindfulness
13th October 1.00pm - 2.00pm
An introductory session which will include a brief introduction into mindfulness along with guided mindfulness exercises, and time for questions. The session will take place via Google hangouts; you should use your University email address and mute your microphone on entry. You can choose to have your camera on or off.
8 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course (begins 20th October)
The Mindfulness Based Living Course (MBLC) was developed by the Mindfulness Association (MA) and is recognised by The British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches (BAMBA) which represents the leading teacher training organisations in the UK.
The course is open to all students and aims to:
- Provide an in-depth experience of mindfulness
- Help you develop a sustainable personal practice that you can apply in everyday life
- The course consists of eight 2 hour sessions with an optional full day of deepening mindfulness practice. A certificate will be awarded at the end by the Mindfulness Association.