We know that right now there’s a lot going on. Now more than ever we can see the importance of formal support services being available. Many, already unable to meet demand, are now struggling even more. Getting help should be easy, and we need to hear your views about how we can make accessing mental health support better, both on and off-campus. Everything seems to have stopped at the moment but soon work will restart and we need strong student data to lobby for these changes. Fill in our survey about your experiences accessing and using support (and be entered into a draw to win some great prizes to say thank you, including £100 cash): bit.ly/SAMHSurvey
If you’re struggling right now, know that there are still ways you can get support:
- LUU Student Advice can help with any queries: email@example.com.
- You can still contact the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service, Disability Services, the International Student Office and the Chaplaincy, but check their websites for updates to how they’re working right now.
- There’s always someone to talk to – have a look at Leeds-based and national support helplines here: www.luumindmatterssociety.wordpress.com/mh-resources/key-emergency-contacts/
- Student Minds have a handy page about looking after yourselves through these strange times: studentminds.org.uk/coronavirus.html