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Support for BSU London students – Bath Spa University

Student Wellbeing Services provides support in the form of professional advice and guidance, to help you make the most of your studies and university life.

Wellbeing and money advice

Our Wellbeing Advisors in Student Wellbeing Services provide non-clinical advice and guidance, and are here to support you by listening, providing information and signposting to additional support.

More information about wellbeing and money advice.

Sexual violence prevention and support

If you've been the victim of sexual violence or misconduct, whether recently or in the past, support is available for you.

We know it can be very difficult to disclose if you have been raped, sexually assaulted, harassed or abused. We encourage you to come forward safe in the knowledge that you will be believed, respected and supported.

Find out more information on options for support, how to report the incident, and how to access further advice and guidance on the sexual violence prevention and support page.

Support to Study Procedure

We believe that a positive approach to the management of physical and mental health is key to academic achievement and student experience. 

Our Support to Study Procedure (StS) is designed as an enhanced support approach with the aim to ensure students are offered every reasonable measure to enable them to complete their studies whilst having a positive experience of university life.

Mental health

Student Wellbeing Services provides professional, short-term interventions and enables students to access external services where helpful.

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.

If there is an imminent risk:

If you or someone you know is at imminent risk of harm, you should call 999 immediately.

More information on mental health support.

You can find information on local charities and support organisations below:

  • City & Hackney Centre for Mental Health provides a range of services for people who require mental health support.

  • City & Hackney Wellbeing Network provides free support to prevent, alleviate and help those experiencing mental health conditions.

  • Samaritans is a Suicide Prevention Charity, and you can call a Samaritan at anytime for someone to listen to you, without judgement or pressure.

  • NHS Urgent Mental Health Helpline gives you access to a 24/7 urgent mental health helpline near you, where a mental health professional will answer and provide support.

  • Nafsiyat is an intercultural therapy centre making psychotherapy and counselling accessible to London's diverse religious, cultural and ethnic communities.

Independent students

We want you to get the best out of your course and university experience, and additional support is available if you're a care leaver, foyer leaver, estranged from family or young adult carer.

If you meet the eligibility requirements you may be able to access additional funding from the University to support you during your studies.

More information on support for independent students.

Trans and non-binary students

As a University, we recognise that being a trans or non-binary student, or questioning your gender identity whilst at university, can sometimes come with specific challenges.

Whether you’re an applicant or a current student, please know that Bath Spa is here for you, and we encourage you to get in touch with Georgie Eggar in Student Wellbeing Services to discuss how we can be of help.

Georgie is the lead contact within Student Wellbeing Services for any student who identifies as trans or non-binary, or is questioning their gender identity, and who may require any additional practical or therapeutic support.

More information on Trans and Non-Binary Support.

Charities and Support Organisations:

  • Galop is the UK’s LGBTQ+ anti-abuse charity, supporting survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, hate crime and more.

  • London Friend supports the health and mental wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community in London.

  • Rainbow Mind is a LGBTQ+ mental health service based in London.

  • NHS Gender Dysmorphia Support provides advice and guidance for those experiencing gender dysmorphia.

Accessibility and disability

All students have an equal opportunity to thrive at university. We provide information, guidance, advice and practical support to students who identify as disabled or neurodiverse.

Please tell if you identify as disabled and/or neurodiverse, even if you don't think it will affect you while you're at university. You can do this by logging into ‘MyWellbeing’ and selecting ‘ask a query’.

More information on accessibility and disability support.

24/7 and digital services

Bath Spa University's Student Wellbeing Services work with external partners to provide students with free access to a range of 24/7 digital platforms and services. Please sign in with your university email address.

More information on 24/7 and digital services.

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