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Mental Health First Aid - Sources of help

In crisis now

Call 999 for emergency services
or
call security services on campus 01904 32 3333 or use the Safezone app

Undergraduate

Your supervisor, your Director of Studies or other trusted member of staff.

Student Support Hub

YUSU Advice & Support Centre

College Team

Nightline  

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Nightline Website
Nightline Instant Messaging

The Open Door Team

The Open Door is a team of professionals providing support to registered students:

  • experiencing psychological or mental health difficulties or
  • who have a disability and require specific support or would like some advice and guidance.

Samaritans

Samaritans are available round the clock providing confidential support to anyone who needs it. Their volunteers have been through months of training to qualify as a Samaritan. 

There are Samaritan drop-ins on campus from 6.00pm to 8.00pm every Monday in the Library (in LFA/130) and Wednesday at Goodricke College (in GNU/001) or you can phone them anytime to discuss any concern – big or small.

  • Tel: +44 (0)1904 655 888 (local call charges apply)
  • Tel: 116 123 (this number is free to call)

TalkingTHERAPIES

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) York and Selby

Student Welfare Officers (Chemistry)

Student Wellbeing Officers engage and support students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and staff in student-facing roles in academic departments. They provide 'on the ground' support to help students with wellbeing issues.  Initially, all support will be provided virtually with an anticipated transition to in-person, subject to Covid-19 regulations. A key aspect of the SWOs role is to signpost to other services including the Open Door Practitioner for Chemistry, the college welfare team and other University support services. The team provide the first point of contact for Departments and in the first instance contact should be via email:
 
North East Team (Chemistry, Computer Science, TFTI, Women’s Studies, Law, Social Policy and Social Work, Sociology, Health Sciences, Research Centre for Social Sciences): student-wellbeing-northeast@york.ac.uk
 

Disability Coordinator (Chemistry)

Dr Julia Sarju: julia.sarju@york.ac.uk

Information about harassment and harassment advisors

Professor Paul Walton in chemistry is the Harassment Advisor for Chemistry and as such can be contacted by staff and students from any department about harassment issues -   paul.walton@york.ac.uk

Sexual harassment and sexual violence

Our SVLO (Sexual Violence Liaison Officer) can work with you one-to-one to talk you through your support options and reporting options, both within the University and externally. They will support you through whatever choices are right for you. You can access support from an SVLO whether something has happened recently or some time ago. Support is confidential and you will not be pressured into taking any particular course of action.  

Royal Society of Chemistry Bullying and Harassment Support Line

 

Equality & Diversity Office

Chemistry Online Departmental Suggestion Box

Please click here to access the suggestion box

The Chaplaincy

Quick Access to University Health and Wellbeing Resources

Need to find out how to support your health and wellbeing? Download the Student Health app onto your phone, choose University of York from the list, then click on the University button for links to all your University Health and Wellbeing resources. The rest of the app also gives useful and reliable general health information, certified by the NHS. If you don't have a phone, you can still access all the resources via: https://www.york.ac.uk/students/health/

Postgraduate

Your supervisor, your IPM or other trusted member of staff.

Student Support Hub

YUSU Advice & Support Centre

GSA Academic & Welfare Coordinator

Nightline  

Nightline logo

Nightline Website
Nightline Instant Messaging

The Open Door Team

The Open Door is a team of professionals providing support to registered students:

  • experiencing psychological or mental health difficulties or
  • who have a disability and require specific support or would like some advice and guidance.

Samaritans

Samaritans are available round the clock providing confidential support to anyone who needs it. Their volunteers have been through months of training to qualify as a Samaritan. 

There are Samaritan drop-ins on campus from 6.00pm to 8.00pm every Monday in the Library (in LFA/130) and Wednesday at Goodricke College (in GNU/001) or you can phone them anytime to discuss any concern – big or small.

  • Tel: +44 (0)1904 655 888 (local call charges apply)
  • Tel: 116 123 (this number is free to call)

TalkingTHERAPIES

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) York and Selby 

Disability Coordinator (Chemistry)

Dr Julia Sarju: julia.sarju@york.ac.uk

Graduate Student Support Officer

Tbc. 

Information about harassment and harassment advisors

Professor Paul Walton in chemistry is the Harassment Advisor for Chemistry and as such can be contacted by staff and students from any department about harassment issues -   paul.walton@york.ac.uk

Sexual harassment and sexual violence

Our SVLO (Sexual Violence Liaison Officer) can work with you one-to-one to talk you through your support options and reporting options, both within the University and externally. They will support you through whatever choices are right for you. You can access support from an SVLO whether something has happened recently or some time ago. Support is confidential and you will not be pressured into taking any particular course of action.  

Royal Society of Chemistry Bullying and Harassment Support Line

Equality & Diversity Office

Department of Chemistry Equality & Diversity Suggestion Box

The Chaplaincy

Quick Access to University Health and Wellbeing Resources

Need to find out how to support your health and wellbeing? Download the Student Health app onto your phone, choose University of York from the list, then click on the University button for links to all your University Health and Wellbeing resources. The rest of the app also gives useful and reliable general health information, certified by the NHS. If you don't have a phone, you can access all the wellbeing resources here

Staff

Your line manager, the head of department or other trusted colleague.

Employee Assistance‌

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‌Independent, free, confidential telephone support, online resources and, where appropriate, face-to-face counselling for all staff.

Advice and counselling options available.
Immediate family may also be eligible.

Call: 0800 030 5182

Health assured Website 

Samaritans

Samaritans are available round the clock providing confidential support to anyone who needs it. Their volunteers have been through months of training to qualify as a Samaritan. 

There are Samaritan drop-ins on campus from 6.00pm to 8.00pm every Monday in the Library (in LFA/130) and Wednesday at Goodricke College (in GNU/001) or you can phone them anytime to discuss any concern – big or small.

  • Tel: +44 (0)1904 655 888 (local call charges apply)
  • Tel: 116 123 (this number is free to call)

TalkingTHERAPIES

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) York and Selby

Mental Health First Contact Network

Confidential local support network for those experiencing emotional or psychological distress

Work-Related Stress

Advice from the Health, Safety & Security department 
Advice from the HSE

Disability Coordinator (Chemistry)

Dr Julia Sarju: julia.sarju@york.ac.uk

Information about harassment and hate incidents

University policy for dealing with harassment, bullying and hate incidents 

 

Sexual harassment and sexual violence

Our SVLO (Sexual Violence Liaison Officer) can work with you one-to-one to talk you through your support options and reporting options, both within the University and externally. They will support you through whatever choices are right for you. You can access support from an SVLO whether something has happened recently or some time ago. Support is confidential and you will not be pressured into taking any particular course of action.  

Royal Society of Chemistry Bullying and Harassment Support Line

Equality & Diversity Office

Education Support Partnership

24/7 Telephone counselling for staff in education.

 

Access to Work Mental Health Support Service

This is delivered by Remploy

Confidential helpline: 0300 456 8114

email: a2wmhss@remploy.co.uk

Chemistry Mental Health and Wellbeing Team

Chemistry Mental Health and Wellbeing Team

The Chemistry Mental Health and Wellbeing Team work together to provide mental health support to both chemistry staff and students  The team consists of mental health first aiders and wellbeing champions.

Mental Health First Aiders

are staff who volunteer to be a first point of contact if you are experiencing emotional or psychological distress.

What we do

We are trained to recognise signs and symptom of common mental-health issues, provide initial help and guide you towards possible routes of support.

We do not counsel or diagnose.

Confidentiality

We want you to feel safe while talking to us, so you can tell us how you're feeling.

The only time we would break confidentiality is if you give us express permission or we are concerned that you may be at risk of harming yourself or others.

We will not involve anyone else without your knowledge.

Mental Health First Aiders in Chemistry

 emailTelArea/Room
Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro  alyssa-jennifer.avestro@york.ac.uk 8962 C/E204
Helen Burrell helen.burrell@york.ac.uk 2530 C/F010 - Teaching Labs
Hester de Groot hester.degroot@york.ac.uk 2716 C/A121
Emma Dux emma.dux@york.ac.uk 2673 C/D015
Leonie Jones leonie.jones@york.ac.uk 4478 C/A131
Elin Karner elin.karner@york.ac.uk 4182 C/A111
Ruth Purvis ruth.purvis@york.ac.uk 1214 C/G116
David Pugh david.pugh@york.ac.uk 4109 C/F009 - Teaching Labs
Katrina Sayer katrina.sayer@york.ac.uk 2545 C/B/129
Damian Shaw damian.shaw@york.ac.uk 1157 C/A/144
Lizzie Wheeldon lizzie.wheeldon@york.ac.uk 4539 C/B/103
Adrian Whitwood adrian.whitwood@york.ac.uk 4535 C/A138

Wellbeing Champions

Remit

  • To work together to create, foster and promote a culture of wellbeing within the Department of Chemistry. Actions include:
  • To provide light-touch support to staff and students, signposting them as appropriate to professionals/experts and/or resources; but not providing counselling to individuals
  • To work with other Departments and Centres to share best-practice and provide mutual support across the University
 emailTelArea/Room
Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro alyssa-jennifer.avestro@york.ac.uk 8962 C/E204
Matthew Badham matthew.badham@york.ac.uk 1196 C/A117
Ruth Purvis ruth.purvis@york.ac.uk 1214 C/G116 - WACL 
Damian Shaw damian.shaw@york.ac.uk  1157 C/A144
William Unsworth william.unsworth@york.ac.uk  2533 C/D210 

Additional Covid-19 wellbeing responders

Remit:
During the current crisis, Covid wellbeing responders are available to help support postgraduate research students and other staff members with their wellbeing.
Individuals may contact Covid wellbeing responders for informal advice or support via email and you can arrange an email or telephone conversation, a Zoom or Google meet as appropriate. 

 

 emailTelArea/Room
Katherine Manfred katherine.manfred@york.ac.uk 4538 C/G117
Amanda (Mandy) Noble amanda.noble@york.ac.uk 2594 C/B031 & C/B016
John Slattery john.slattery@york.ac.uk 2610 C/E103
Lizzie Wheeldon lizzie.wheeldon@york.ac.uk 4539 C/B103