Mental Health

Whether you have a diagnosed mental health condition, are experiencing a difficult time, or would like to improve your coping strategies, we are here to support you throughout your studies.

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We are aware that students with mental health conditions may be reluctant to disclose these conditions before coming to the University, but we want to assure you that we are committed to supporting you with these conditions.

If you have an ongoing condition which could affect your ability to study, we strongly recommend that you contact us by emailing disability@chi.ac.uk before starting your course so that we can arrange any reasonable adjustments with you in a timely way.

Browse our mental health services below or email wellbeing@chi.ac.uk for advice on mental health or accessing mental health services in the community.

Wellbeing Services

Friendly and confidential advice, support and resources

The University Wellbeing Service is made up of specialist professional advisers offering support for every aspect of student life. These include mental health concerns, counselling needs and any other issue that can impact on wellbeing such as academic life, living circumstances and relationship issues.

Our Professional Wellbeing Advisors include:

  • Qualified Mental Health Advisors offering advice, signposting and skills intervention training to students with diagnosed mental health conditions as well as those experiencing problems such as stress, low mood, anxiety and difficulty coping. Where appropriate we offer short-term, brief interventions and support students to access NHS mental health services.
  • Student Wellbeing Advisors offering a friendly, helpful and confidential service for all students with concerns regarding friends, family or other students, academic issues, stress, anxiety, accommodation, homesickness, bullying and harassment.
  • Wellbeing Counsellors offering a solution-focused approach to enable you to find solutions and a way forward whilst completing your studies.

Reasonable Adjustments

Arrange reasonable adjustments for your assignments

If you have a diagnosed mental health condition and require reasonable adjustments to enable you to fully participate in your studies (for example, arranging for exams in separate rooms or special arrangements for lectures), you are strongly advised to disclose your condition to our Disability Team before starting your studies.

The Service may also be able to assist with accommodation requirements and applications for Disabled Students Allowances, which could fund specialist mentoring support.

For information on support needs, adjustments to teaching and examinations, please contact the Disability Service on 01243 812076, or email disability@chi.ac.uk.

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