Wellbeing team

We understand that everyone’s mental health can fluctuate, and that there may be times during your studies where you feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, or low in mood and may need some support.

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The Wellbeing team is here to support you with all of your health and wellbeing needs throughout your time at Edge Hill.

We are here to offer emotional and practical support and can also help you access other services that may be relevant to you, such as counselling, other Student Services teams and external services.

What support is available to you?

Appointments during the coronavirus outbreak

To support you during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Wellbeing team will be offering a mix of in-person and virtual appointments. If you feel you could benefit from some additional support, please book an initial appointment with the Wellbeing team to discuss further.

Book an initial appointment

Please be aware that telephone calls will come from a withheld ID. If you are offered a video appointment, this is delivered via Microsoft Teams, which can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play to your smartphone or tablet, or alternatively you can use it on a desktop through Office 365.

Please sign in to Microsoft Teams using your Edge Hill University email address. We recommend that you are logged on ahead of your appointment time and a practitioner will contact you when the appointment is due to start.

So that the appointment is most beneficial, please ensure you are in quiet location where you feel comfortable talking and that has a stable internet connection. If, during the appointment, there is a connection issue, the practitioner will try to contact you via phone.

Recording of sessions is not permitted.

Wellbeing appointments

During your Initial Appointment (IA) it may be identified that you would benefit from a wellbeing appointment with a member of the Wellbeing team.

Wellbeing sessions are 50 minute appointments designed to introduce you to practical strategies to manage your emotions, whether this is looking at managing anxiety and low mood, managing self-harm, improving motivation, improving sleep or anything else.

During this appointment you will meet with one of our Wellbeing Practitioners who will work with you to understand how your mental health is currently impacting you, and what support would be beneficial for you.

Support identified could include self-help, seeing your GP, a wellbeing appointment, a counselling referral or onwards referrals to other teams or external services.

Wellbeing appointments are tailored to meet your needs and will focus specifically on the issues you discussed during your IA.

External services

During your initial appointment it may be identified that you would benefit from a referral to an external service who can offer you additional support. The Wellbeing team have existing links with many services.

Wellbeing Practitioners will always try to ensure that the support you are receiving is correct and appropriate for your individual needs, therefore do not hesitate to discuss this during your appointment.

Explore your options for local and national services that offer additional support.