Accessibility statement

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Department of Mathematics aims to create a supportive environment that supports members of staff and students with their mental health and work-life balance.


We encourage students to access support if they are experiencing mental health difficulties.  Within the department students can contact their supervisor or a member of the Pastoral Support Team.

The University offers support from many other sources including:

  • The Open Door is a team of professionals providing support to registered students, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, who:
    • are experiencing psychological or mental health difficulties, or
    • have a disability and require specific support or would like some advice and guidance.

Find out more information on the types of support available.


Members of staff within the Department of Mathematics should talk to their line manager if they are experiencing difficulties.

Other University resources available to members of staff include:

  • Mental Health First Contact (MHFC) network for any members of staff who may be experiencing emotional or psychological distress, or who may be supporting students with challenging issues. This is an in-house network of trained staff and a first point of contact for staff.
  • For immediate support outside of working hours please contact the Confidential Care adviceline on 0800 0851376, where counsellors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to talk through any problem, no matter how big or small.
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