We have a duty of care to provide support for students experiencing difficulties.
Students with low level anxiety should be directed to the self-help resources provided in the student-facing health and wellbeing web pages or to the colleges. However, if their emotions become overwhelming and impact on their studies they may need additional help.
Ask yourself: Is there a change? Do they seem different? Is there a difference in their work? Has their attendance dropped? Are they behaving in a way that indicates there is something wrong?
Ask them: How are you? Can I help?
After the student completes the online form, they will be contacted within two working days. The offer of support is tailored to the student's need. Open Door offer one-to-one sessions with a mental health practitioner and workshops.
Students that are allocated to an Open Door practitioner will be offered an appointment, the wait for this can vary depending on the time in the term the student has referred themselves and when the student is available to meet next. Students who are at risk will be seen more quickly.
If it’s a crisis situation or out-of-hours and Security is involved, they will pass the details onto Open Door to ensure the team can follow up and offer the student longer-term support if needed.
Direct students to University webpages and services that can help: