Wellbeing Support


Sometimes university can be overwhelming and you just need someone to talk to. We are here to help.

Our advisors are happy to help to talk through what your options are and give general wellbeing advice. So, if you want a chat, come to one of the drop-in sessions or book an appointment! You can also see the information below on particular queries.

For independent and impartial advice, email our Student Advice Centre on [email protected].

Student Wellbeing Services offer a range of support if you are finding things a little difficult at University. This includes mental health, wellbeing, money, disability support, access to medical services and more!
Current and prospective students can email them on [email protected] or ring on 01225 876543. You can also find more information on the University’s Student Wellbeing Page.

Remember to follow @BSUwellbeing on Twitter for more useful tips and information.

  • At some point in your University career, you are probably going to feel poorly. It is worth signing up with the local GP when you arrive in Bath to make the process of booking a doctor’s appointment much easier.
  • Prevention is better than a cure. Try not to run yourself into the ground, especially around high-pressure times in your University life, such as deadline times or exam seasons. Making sure that you are eating well and sleeping enough will improve your chances of staying healthy.
  • Do not worry alone. If you are feeling anxious, sad or in need of support make sure to talk to someone, whether that is a trusted friend or a member of our team.
  • The University has partnered with Togetherall. Togetherall is an online mental health and wellbeing service which offers self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares about you. Whether you are dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, we can help you find the resources you need to get through it. This anonymous service is 24/7.

Alternatively, for independent and impartial advice, fill out our online formIf you are having trouble accessing the form, please email the Students’ Union Advice Centre at [email protected].

 

Provided by Fairfield Park Health Centre, Medical Surgeries are held in Sophia at Newton Park Campus every weekday during term-time. For more information on appointments please visit the Medical Services page of the University’s website.

Fairfield Park's details:
Fairfield Park Health Centre
Tyning Lane
Camden Road 
Bath BA1 6EA
Tel: 01225 331616
Email:
 [email protected]
 
If you are in need of a GP closer to your home please see here to search for GP’s in your area. If you have to pay for prescriptions, sight tests or NHS dental treatment you may be eligible for help with the costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme. For more information please consult the NHS website.

You can find more information about where your local dentist is and their contact information here.

The University offers a range of emotional and mental health support for students, including a counselling service. For more information please see the University’s page on Emotional and Mental Health Support.

You can find some advice and information on mental health at the websites below. TalkCampus is an online mental health peer support network, where you can speak with students from all over the world! You can speak about your experience as a student, share hints and tips and receive support from other students, whenever and wherever you need it.
Mind offers great advice on managing your mental health and wellbeing, including relaxation techniques to help you destress in times when you may be feeling anxious. You can find advice tailored specifically for students.
You can also find advice on the
 NHS website.

Your Students’ Union offers free menstrual health products including sanitary pads and tampons. Currently, you can find these either in the toilets in the SU building on Newton Park, or by asking at the SU reception.

If you are feeling unsafe or concerned for your wellbeing, there are places in town where you can seek refuge. These come under the Safe Places Scheme. You can find more information about the scheme and participating locations here.