Not quite feeling yourself today? You’re not alone!  

Post-Christmas blues, dark mornings and a few other factors make the third Monday of January one of the gloomiest days of the year which means many of us might not be feeling on top form today on “Blue Monday”.  

With that in mind, we just wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that all students have access to dedicated 24/7 wellbeing and mental health support 365 days of the year. 

Student Assistance Programme 

Call our free 24/7 Student Assistance Programme (SAP) on 0800 0283766 to receive unlimited support on a range of concerns, including in-the-moment crisis support. 

Through SAP you can also receive six sessions of counselling from a therapist, plus advice on a range of topics including legal, housing, financial, relationship or medical information from qualified advisers. 

If English isn’t your first language, SAP also provides a language line which connects you to an interpreter so you can chat in your preferred language.   

Wisdom app 

Anxious about talking on the phone? You can access support via Live Chat on the Wisdom app.  

Free for all students, the Wisdom app provides a Live Chat feature so you can receive virtual support when a Counsellor is online and available.  

On the app you’ll also find lots of useful wellbeing and mental health features, including:  

  • Wellbeing trackers  
  • Mini health checks  
  • Four-week structured health plans  
  • Access to lots of useful videos and podcasts, including yoga workouts, recipe ideas and guided meditation.  

Download it from your app store (App Store, Play Store) and enter the code MHA 146072 to get started. 

Check out this useful guide from our Wellbeing and Mental Health team which details some additional support options which are available to all students.

Student Services 

Our University Wellbeing Advisers, Mental Health Advisers and Counsellors are also available to offer support when you need it. To find out more about the service or ask about booking an appointment please email: or call 01244 511550. 

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