Mental Health Services

We all experience fluctuations in our mental health over time, and sometimes dealing with extra pressures at school, college or university, or in the workplace, can have a negative impact on our mental health.  We believe that regular mentoring sessions can be a valuable source of support to people who experience mental health difficulties.  Our mental health mentors use their skills and experience to provide sensitive, reliable, person-centred support.

Services include:

  • Mentoring support for students and people in the workplace with mental health difficulties or support with a phased return to work
  • Mental health awareness workshops
  • Supervision
  • Bespoke consultation projects

Mentoring is an empowering process to engage with at any time in your life

Our specialist Mental Health Mentors have experience and qualifications to support you with understanding the effects of your condition and developing support strategies. The sessions you have with your mentor allow you the space to reflect confidentially on the pressures of university, college or work.

Our specialist mentors have experience supporting people with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bi Polar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

What is mentoring?

The foundation for mentoring is the relationship between the mentor and mentee.  Over time, a supportive and respectful relationship of trust is developed allowing the mentee to explore issues and work on overcoming barriers in a safe environment.  The mentor supports the mentee in problem-solving, decision making and testing out new strategies. The mentoring sessions offer opportunities for reflection and constructive feedback to enhance the personal development of the mentee.

Mentoring in education

Mentors will see you for a regular meeting each week to support you in overcoming any barriers that are affecting your studies. This could range from helping  to organise time, start assignments, discuss problems, or help with exam preparation. Your mentor will support you to enjoy your time at school, college or university and make the most of the opportunities available.

Mentoring in the workplace

Mentoring in the workplace is to support those in work or in the transition back to work. Your mentor can offer independent support in strategies around building confidence and managing the pressures of working life. Having  an hour a week dedicated to you is invaluable support.

The support, for example, could focus on areas such as:

  • Procrastination
  • Confidence and motivation
  • Personal management of time and organisation

Funding

Support in usually funded through the Disabled Students’ Allowances or Access to Work but some people can use direct payments or pay privately. If you use our service we will deal with all the employment issues so you will not have to worry about recruitment and payment of tax and national insurance.

Find out if you are eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances and/or Access to Work?

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