University Mental Health Day (UMHD) aims to bring together the University community and make mental health a University-wide priority. Even though this year we can’t be together physically, we wanted to take UMHD as an opportunity to signpost to the different support services available.
Taking the first step to reach out for support can be really tough, so there are a range of ways that you can access support – whether that be by speaking to someone, connecting with others online, via self-help resources or by sending a text. Remember, the support is here for you. You can choose whichever support service you feel most comfortable with:
The Counselling and Mental Health Service: you can try these resources in the first instance. If you need to talk to someone, please complete this online questionnaire. You can then call their appointment line on 0161 275 2864 between 10.30am-1.30pm (Monday – Friday), stating the colour suggested on completing the questionnaire and you will be booked-in for the next day. For urgent support out of working hours please click here.
Togetherall: a 24/7, safe online community that helps support its members with self-guided courses and resources.
The Students’ Union Buddy Scheme: if you’re experiencing feelings of isolation, you can sign up for a peer buddy.
Health Assured 24/7 Helpline: our new 24/7 mental health support phone line and app means there is always someone available to offer support.
Greater Manchester Mental Health 24/7 Helpline: ring freephone 0800 953 0285 for round the clock mental health support.
Shout: text SHOUT to 85258 to access mental health support from a trained volunteer.
The Samaritans: freephone 116 123 or 0161 236 8000 charged at local rate. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to talk confidentially about any problem, however big or small.
Student Support Drop in Sessions
Are you experiencing difficulties with your wellbeing and would like to chat to someone? The Student Wellbeing Team are offering Zoom appointments between 10am-11am & 2pm-3pm, Monday-Friday. They can help talk through any issues you are facing, signpost to different services and help you move forward. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link and to arrange a time.