Mental Health

Your wellbeing is extremely important to us, and we will do everything we can to help. It is very important to remember that you are not alone.

Many students who come to University have existing mental health conditions or start to experience difficulties with their studies, leading to poor mental health. It is estimated that 1 in 4 students experience a mental health problem during their time at University. 

We recommend reaching out to family or friends for support if you feel your mental health declining. Several organisations can help if you believe a family member or friend is experiencing poor mental health.

We have trained and professional Mental Health First Aiders within The Advice Service; we are here to listen to your concerns and support you. We can also signpost you to relevant departments within the University or external organisations.

You can reach out to us on our email: theadviceservice.su@londonmet.ac.uk or our contact us form.

Steps you can take to avoid a Mental Health Crisis

If you or another person are in immediate danger of harming yourself or others, please call 999. An operator will assess the situation, and they may call an ambulance if it is appropriate or advise you on whether you should go to A&E. 

If you have an urgent medical problem and you are unsure what to do, please call 111

  • Request an urgent appointment with your GP, which could also be done over the phone 
  • Contact Samaritans on 116 123; they are open 24/7  
  • Contact your local NHS Mental Health Crisis Number; you can find this here

Student Mind

It is a charity that empowers students and members of the university community; you can access support for your mental health at University, support for a friend or loved one, or for services that might be available to you as a student.

Seven common types of mental disorders include:

  • Anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorders social anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and phobias - Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, fear, or worry. It can also have visable physical signs such as persperation, trembling and blushing. Anxiety may occur without a cause, or it may occour based on a real suitation, severe anxiety can have a serious impact on your daily life.
  • Bipolar disorder - Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that involves the sufferer having at least one manic (overly excited or irritable mood) or nearly manic (hypomanic) episode. The mood swings of this condition can last for weeks at a time and cause significant work and relationship problems.
  • Depression - While everyone feels sad from time to time, if that occurs most days for more than two weeks, it could mean that clinical depression is occurring. The symtoms of these could include, sadness, irritability and low motivation, it is severe enough to negatively affect one's life
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) - is a mental health condition which is characterized by the sufferer experiencing either obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviours that occur repeatedly and persistently and interfere with their daily life.
  • Personality disorders - These personality disorders would include borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) -  is a traumer or stressor-related disorder that has developed due to exposure to serious injury, sexual violence or natural or human-caused disasters, or actual or threathen death.
  • Schizophrenia - is a chronic, severe, mental illness characterized by disordered thoughts, abnormal behaviors, and anti-social behaviors. It is a psychotic disorder, this means the person with this illness does not identify with reality sometimes 

It is important to know that...Help is available.

Click here for more information

The Advice Service 

We have trained and professional Mental Health First Aiders within The Advice Service; we are here to listen to your concerns and support you. We can also signpost you to relevant departments within the University or external organisations.

We also support on the following if you are having a mental health crisis:

  • Appeals
  • Complaints
  • Termination of student status
  • Student conduct

We can advice you on your next steps and what kind of evidence you would need to submit a claim. You can reach out to us on our email: theadviceservice.su@londonmet.ac.uk or our contact us form.

Support at the University 

Counselling

The University offers a dedicated counselling service to both students and staff; if you feel your Mental Health deteriorating, please get in touch with them as soon as possible. 

Please click here for their contact form

Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS)

The DDS team offers advice, information and support to students who have a disability, a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia, students who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or partially sighted students, students with chronic long-term health conditions and students with mental health difficulties.

If you need further support from the DDS team, please reach out; you can find their contact details below

Contact Number: +44 (0)20 7320 2848

Email: studentservices@londonmet.ac.uk

DDS Appointment Booking Form 

If you need out of hours support, please refer to our out of hours page. 

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