How does the University support students’ mental and emotional wellbeing??
Student Services support students on practical and personal issues associated with University life. A range of integrated services promote student wellbeing from enrolment to graduation, from managing finances, developing academic writing skills, faith and pastoral provision to guidance on career prospects.
Please visit the Student Services website to see the full range of support services.
You can also keep up to date with all the latest news and events relating to student support and wellbeing.
Who can I talk to if I am worried about a students’ mental wellbeing?
If you have immediate concerns regarding a student's mental wellbeing and or safety please refer to the emergency mental health flow chart which guides you through the steps to find appropriate and timely support.
The Wellbeing Service is part of Student Services.
The Wellbeing Team is made up of professionally qualified counsellors, mental health professionals and information specialists that are experienced in helping students to deal with all kinds of practical, personal, and emotional issues. To make things simpler for students, the wellbeing services listed below, are all reached through one email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email can also be used if staff would like to refer their concerns about any student, whether it’s mental health issues, students in distress or any other issues.
Student Counselling, which includes evidence-based single therapy sessions, are available for all students who are experiencing some difficulty or feel held back by problems in their life and are struggling to find a solution on their own. The Counselling Service also run a varied programme of workshops and courses delivered throughout term time including ‘iCan’ Workshops, mindfulness sessions, Building Resilience, and a range of psychoeducational courses.
The Counselling Service offer bookable online support sessions of between 10 to 20 minutes. Please note, these support sessions are to offer help, support, and information, they are not formal counselling sessions. They are available Monday to Friday during normal office hours, and they are only bookable on the day you would like the appointment. To book a session, please email email@example.com and we will do our best to arrange a time for you.
Mental Health Advisors support students who are recovering from mental illness, or who experience the onset of mental health difficulties or a mental health crisis whilst at University. They differ to Counsellors as they provide brief intervention or monitoring, and direct students to clinical interventions, therapy or counselling that can offer specialised and longer-term support. To make an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A mental health adviser is usually available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Bangor University is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment where all students are treated with dignity and respect. The Student Equality and Diversity Officer focuses on implementing best practice across the university in the prevention of and support for all forms of student harassment and is specially trained to respond to all reports of sexual violence, harassment, hate crime and racism and provide expert advice and support.
For further information please visit Student Wellbeing Services website.
What support is there if a student is living with a disability?
Disability services provides personal and academic support and guidance for all students living with a disability to promote their autonomy, realise their academic potential and to become better prepared and resilient for work and life after Bangor.
Disability advisors offer information about disability, the support available to help students to become active and independent learners. Within every School, Disability Tutors are academic staff who also help co-ordinate and implement reasonable and equitable support arrangements for students with disabilities.
If students have a disability-related query or need some advice on a University related matter, disability advisors are available for drop-in sessions every Tuesday 12pm to 1pm during term time.
To book an individual drop-in session (approximately 10 minutes) please email email@example.com or call 01248 383620 / 01248 382032.
The Access Centre guides prospective students through the process of applying for finance through Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) and in discussing any disability-related barriers to learning and ensuring appropriate support plans are in place.
The dyslexia team support students with dyslexia and other specific learning differences (SpLDs) such as dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). The team support the developing of learning skills and completing study requirements. Informal screenings are available to students who think they may have dyslexia and or another SpLD, a full diagnostic assessment, if appropriate, can then be carried out by one of our qualified assessors.
For more information on how disability services can support student wellbeing, please read our FAQs and What we do for students
You can also email disability services or phone on 01248 383620 / 382032.
How can the Student Union support students’ mental wellbeing?
The Students’ Union (SU) is the voice of the students and the home of student life at Bangor. The SU is for all Bangor students led by a team of dedicated elected Sabbatical Officers (Sabbs) who work to enrich and enhance the student experience. There are over 60 sport clubs with the Athletic Union, over 120 different Societies, and over 50 Volunteering Projects.
Joining a club, society or volunteering is a great way to connect with people who enjoy similar interests, learn new skills, and contribute to a greater cause or give back to others.
The SU's hallmark wellbeing events, such as De-Stresstival and Study Aid provide stress busting activities to promote wellbeing throughout the academic year, especially during exams periods.
Connect@Bangor is a student led and volunteer run collaborative project focused on promoting positive peer relationships and mental health and wellbeing support for students. Weekly Online Drop In Sessions, every Wednesday afternoons, with University Mental Health Advisers offer a more relaxed way to meet to talk about all aspects of wellbeing, de-stress or just enjoy an interesting subject.
To explore the full range of clubs, societies, and volunteering opportunities please visit the Student’s Union website