The Centre provides advice and information on a range of wellbeing concerns. Photo: Tim Pestridge.

Wellbeing Centre opens in Reed Mews

The University has launched the first ever Wellbeing Centre on campus.

Following the extensive refurbishment of Reed Mews, the Centre opened its doors to students on Monday 17 September.

With state-of-the-art facilities to offer counselling and other psychological therapies, the Wellbeing team is able to support students with mental health issues, and advise and inform on a range of wellbeing concerns.

Over the past year, the team has brought together mental health advisers and counsellors to offer more integrated and flexible packages of support to individual students. A range of more accessible and responsive services are also being developed that will provide help when students really need it and keep waiting times down. Support will include daily drop-in sessions, on-line advice, IT-based treatment packages, support groups and guided self-help.

Mark Sawyer, Head of Wellbeing Services, said: “These are exciting times for our new Wellbeing Centre. Having teamed up with the Mood Disorders Centre, we are currently developing a range of bespoke interventions for students, to be evaluated by the Centre’s clinical research team. This partnership will ensure that students receive support derived from pioneering research developments in the field. In the future, we hope to team up with other partners, including the Student Health Centre and the Sports Office, to extend our services into health promotion and illness prevention.”

To contact the Wellbeing Team, please email or drop in at the Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre.

Date: 5 October 2012