For many of us the summer break can be both a blessing and a curse; you get a chance to relax and switch off, but being away from university support networks, friends and a sense of routine can leave you struggling or feeling down.
If you do find yourself struggling and need support over the summer break, the University is here to support you even after the semester is over. Take a look at our list of mental health support services you can access all year round:
The Counselling and Mental Health Service: The Counselling and Mental Health Service is open Monday-Friday, 9-4 throughout the year – and that includes supporting you over summer too. If you’re struggling with your mental health 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 the 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.
Report & Support: students can report issues of harassment, microaggression, discrimination or hate via our Report & Support service 24/7. An Advice and Response adviser will contact you to make an appointment on campus, 9 – 4.30 across the week, or remotely if preferred.
Togetherall: a 24/7, safe online community that helps support its members with self-guided courses and resources, and gives you access to resources and peer-to-peer advice throughout the summer.
Health Assured 24/7 Helpline: our 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.