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Mental Health Advice

What is a Mental Health Adviser?

In the video below, developed by the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN), you can learn what a Mental Health Adviser is and how they can help you with your mental health.

Our Mental Health Advisers support students to navigate their studies, whilst managing their own mental health symptoms. Mental Health Advisers offer a range of practical support in a confidential, professional setting. Advisers can help students to access appropriate mental health support (e.g. Specialist Mentoring) and reasonable adjustments within the University and also help to co-ordinate external support (including Disabled Students Allowances and NHS services as appropriate).

Privacy Statement

If you are experiencing mental health difficulties it is a good idea to seek help as soon as possible. If you think that working with Mental Health Adviser is right for you, or would like to learn more, book a Wellbeing Advice Appointment to discuss.

Information for Applicants

Starting University is exciting, but we understand it can also come with its challenges, and worries. The Mental Health Advice Team can provide information, advice and guidance to support a successful transition to University for students with a mental health diagnosis. Get in touch as soon as possible (preferably before your course starts), so that we can ensure that appropriate adjustments and support are in place from the start of your course. Email: [email protected]

NHS Partnerships

Our NHS partnerships allow USW Mental Health Advisers to refer students experiencing moderate to severe mental health concerns or complex / long standing mental health issues, directly into services provided by the NHS. These partnerships provide students with a means to be assessed, referred and guided through NHS services, while ensuring universities are involved in ongoing support plans.

Students living in the Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, and Bridgend county borough can be referred via the Mental Health University Pathway (MHUP) developed with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. Students living in Cardiff can be referred to the Mental Health University Liaison Service (MHULS), developed by the South East Wales Mental Health Partnership (which includes Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales, and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama).