Student Wellbeing Officer (SWO)
Student Wellbeing Officers provide departmental based support for a variety of student welfare issues. They provide a “listening ear”, a space for students to discuss any concerns or struggles and can help students navigate the sources of support available.
SWOs are not able to provide counselling or therapeutic interventions but they can provide practical advice and wellbeing support.
Our new Student Wellbeing Officer will start shortly. In the meantime, please contact The Open Door Team if you need support (see details below)
The Open Door
The Open Door is a team of mental health practitioners and registered professionals who provide support to students who are experiencing emotional, psychological or mental health difficulties. They provide brief therapeutic interventions and management of complex psychological difficulties and mental illness.
Samaritans Drop-In Sessions on campus
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. They run drop-ins on campus every Tuesday during term time.
When: Term-time Tuesdays, 6 - 8pm
Where: The Wellbeing Room, Goodricke College Nucleus
T: 01904 324140
T:116 123 (free to call)
T: 01904 655 888 (call charges apply)
Nightline is a confidential listening, information and sexual health and sanitary supplies service, run by students for students. We are open from 8pm until 8am every night of the University of York term.
T: 01904 323735
Or 3735 from any UoY phone
Colleges also provide listening ear and signposting support services to help support wellbeing.
W: UoY Colleges
This links lists all of the University’s colleges and provides links to their individual websites where you can find contact information.
The University runs a number of workshops and groups during the academic year with the aim of enhancing wellbeing. Upcoming workshops this term include Pushing through perfectionism, Coping with uncertainty, Managing presentation anxiety, Recognising your self worth and Pushing through procrastination.
Resilience Hub (Psychology)
Resilience Resources, focused on supporting students during their time with us in the Psychology Department. The Resilience hub has a range of resources (e.g. Spotify podcasts, TED talks, playlists and short activities), as well as, key information including signposting and how to access additional support.
This is a self-guided respirces that students can proactively access with it suits them, to learn more about their resilience, and ways to strengthen and promote it.
(You need to be signed into the VLE for this link to work).
Or look for the link, under the 'Department of Psychology' section on the front page of the VLE.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
IAPT offers evidence-based psychological treatments for common mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. Anyone accessing this service will need to be registered with a GP in York. Individuals can self-refer by completing their online referral form. Once submitted, someone should get in contact to complete an assessment and discuss the treatment options available.
If a student is at risk and/or immediate danger, please click on the link for crisis contact details. urgent and/or out-of-hours support services.
If you are uncertain of the risk and need advice, you can contact the Open Door Team (Available Monday-Friday 9am-9pm during term time and 10am-5pm out of term time).
UoY Health and Wellbeing support page
UoY pages on help and support for health
Mental Health and Wellbeing in York
This pdf booklet provides a comprehensive guide to mental health and wellbeing support in York. It is something you could use to help signpost a student or it could be share with a student