Bristol / Bristol University

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How does student support work at Bristol?

The first point of contact for welfare and pastoral support is your academic school.

Undergraduate students have personal tutors and other colleagues based in their school. The terminology may differ in some schools but personal tutors help you with your academic and personal development whilst you are at the University. Schools nominate non-academic staff who you can talk to instead of your personal tutor if you want to. You can also talk to your senior tutor.

Postgraduate students have access to tutors and/or supervisors, depending on their programme.

If you live in a University or partnership residence, you will be supported by a pastoral team led by a Warden, who lives either in or near to your accommodation.

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We will strive to achieve the best mental health and wellbeing for all the people of Bristol.

We believe in being compassionate, accountable, innovative and efficient and in encouraging staff, service users and carers to meet their full potential. We believe that services should be joined up so that, whoever you contact in Bristol Mental Health, you are put in touch with the right person to help you.

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One in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem at some point that affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, gender or social background. Without care and treatment, mental health problems can have a serious effect on an individual and those around them.

Who should I contact?

If you are stressed and routinely feeling anxious, tense or depressed and find that these feelings interfere with sleeping, eating, relationships or work, talk to your GP. Counselling and medications may help.

If you do not have a doctor, NHS 111 can put you in touch with one and provide further information or advice.

In a mental health crisis? Call this number 0300 555 0334. The Bristol crisis service is there for you 24/7 whenever you need to talk to a mental health expert.

Bristol Mental Health

There are a new range of innovative new mental health services are being rolled out in Bristol from 1 October 2014.

This offers support with assessment and recovery, homelessness, early intervention in psychosis, complex psychological interventions, dementia and employment. Visit the Bristol Mental Health website to see how it can help you:
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