We are here to support you on your journey to success. The wellbeing team consist of Mental Health Advisers, Counsellors, Wellbeing Advisers, Chaplaincy and Welfare staff.
We offer a range of self-help resources via SilverCloud which are free to access and may support you while you wait for your Initial Assessment appointment. If you or someone else within the university requires support with their emotional mental health or general wellbeing with issues which may be impacting upon your or their ability to study, please complete our online wellbeing referral form.
Mental Health Support
The mental health support staff are here to support students with an existing mental health difficulties, provide information and support on mental health issues, link to other specialist services across Sunderland and the UK and provide advice to staff about practical support.
Counselling is available to all university students and staff and provides the opportunity to meet with a professionally trained person to talk about and work through your personal problems. The counsellor helps you to address your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.
Wellbeing Advisers can offer support and advice to students around a range of wellbeing issues. These could include; stress, anxiety, low mood, feeling overwhelmed, managing panic, family issues, transition to university.
Welfare staff can help to support with more practical issues which may be impacting upon your study. This may be with other student, accommodation, support to link with local health care services and much more. Much of this work supports you to make links with wider partners both within the university and across Sunderland. Support may be a one off intervention or may last for several days.
Chaplaincy support offers confidential individual pastoral care and encourages and helps to develop relationships with people of different faiths across Campus. Chris Howson also provides support for International students with Mindfulness sessions and work to support students’ sense of belonging while on campus.