Mental health support

Mental health support is integrated into all of our services.

In addition, we have staff who are specifically trained and experienced to support students with mental health difficulties, including our Mental Wellbeing Advisor, Student Wellbeing Adviser (mental health) and mentors.

They can provide help and advice to students who are experiencing mental health difficulties, offering, for example:

  • support in managing specific mental health conditions.
  • help to meet the particular needs of studying with a mental health difficulty and identifying reasonable adjustments.
  • developing life skills to help you manage mental health conditions while being a student.
  • assistance referring to, liaising and co-ordinating with NHS and other external services.
  • co-ordinating crisis situations if and when they occur.
  • support in accessing other University departments such as academic schools, Occupational Health and Housing services.
  • general advice on issues related to mental health and wellbeing.

Student Wellbeing also takes proactive steps to help people at the University understand issues around mental health and promote positive attitudes.

I have a mental health mentor, who encourages and supports me with my mental health. This has been a tremendous support especially in the beginning when I questioned whether I had the ability and the confidence to do a Masters degree.

University of Hertfordshire Student,
Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (Online)