Posted on 28 February 2021
We are pleased to announce that Open Door now has a full complement of Student Wellbeing Officers in post and based in academic departments.
Open Door is the University’s team of Mental Health Practitioners providing support to registered students experiencing psychological or mental health difficulties. The ten Student Wellbeing Officers are part of a collaborative approach and provide additional resource and support to academic departments.
It is often supervisors and other staff in academic departments who are the first point of contact for students who are facing challenges. By developing strong links with academic departments, Open Door now offers a more joined up approach in which departmental staff can access advice, guidance, training and consultancy. In addition, they can directly request support for students from the Open Door team.
There are three departmental teams across campus; Central, North-East and North West & City. Each team consists of an Open Door practitioner and a team of Student Wellbeing Officers. Together the teams offer an holistic approach with a range of services and support - from practical wellbeing advice to specialist mental health support.
Attending to the mental health needs of all students means attending to needs ranging from positive mental wellbeing to mental ill-health. This includes providing resources and materials to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, providing accessible and timely support to those who may be experiencing difficulties, and ensuring access to dedicated professional help and support for students experiencing poor mental health.
More information and advice on how to contact the Student Wellbeing Officers is on the supporting students pages.
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