Our Wellbeing teams are here to support you with your health and wellbeing and to help you have positive academic, personal and social experiences as a Royal Holloway research student. The department is comprised of a number of specialist teams who cover a broad spectrum of wellbeing support and guidance and advice on areas which can impact on your wellbeing.
Supporting you with wellbeing guidance
Our Wellbeing Support & Guidance team of wellbeing advisers provides advice and guidance to all students on personal and emotional wellbeing, to assist them in maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle and to support them throughout their studies towards submission of your research and graduation. The advisers encourage all members of our student and staff community to alert them to concerns or signs of vulnerability to enable proactive engagement with early intervention.
Supporting you with your disability
Our Wellbeing Disability & Neurodiversity team are here to support all students who have disclosed a disability, long standing medical condition, specific learning difficulty or mental health condition. The disability and academic advisers will help co-ordinate the right support for you including liaising with your academic department, external providers or specialist support services, including adjustments for vivas.
To access our support you need to declare your disability and register with the team who will then work with you to implement appropriate support as soon as possible.
Supporting you with your mental health
Our Wellbeing Mental Health team provide mental healthcare to students who require support in primary care. The team form a common point of entry for triage, assessment and referral (where needed) onto specialist mental health services and can help in particular students with emerging mental health concerns.
Supporting you with your finances
Our Wellbeing Financial team will assist with financial difficulties you may experience including support with financial assistance, short term loans, referrals to local Foodbanks, budgeting advice and a wide range of other financial enquiries. They aim to ensure your time at university is as financially stress-free as possible.
Supporting you as an international student
Our Wellbeing International Advice team are the first point of contact for international students about a range of support and wellbeing issues – including visa and immigration advice - and will ensure you are able to access the most appropriate services as required. They also support and proactively work to foster and inclusive and welcoming community on campus for all.
Supporting you through counselling
The Wellbeing Counselling team are here to support you with your personal emotional and mental wellbeing. Emotional problems can get in the way of your studies and life in general. If you find yourself having difficulties you may find it helpful to speak to one of our professionally trained counsellors. They work to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and are a BACP accredited service. To see a counsellor you will need to register with the service and can then book an appointment.
Supporting you with your faith & spirituality
The Wellbeing Multifaith Chaplaincy team aim to support students and staff in building supportive communities of faith, where fundamental questions can be explored and a deep personal search for meaning is encouraged. They are here to offer support to the whole university community. Whatever you believe, whatever your background, whoever you love, whatever your struggles or doubts, and wherever in the world you are, the Chaplains want to hear from you.
Supporting you living in the local community
For students who have chosen to live in the local area of Egham or Englefield Green the Wellbeing Community work to support students so that we are all working together to maintain a harmonious, happy community. In addition the SU Advice Centre team can provide you with guidance around private housing landlord and contract matters.