The Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners within Student Advisory & Wellbeing are an important element of the mental health support we can provide to students at the university
What we do
- The Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners provide mental healthcare to students who require support in primary care.
- The team form (with the NHS GP surgery) a common point of entry for triage, assessment and referral (where needed) onto specialist mental health services.
How we can help
- We can provide mental healthcare to students who require support in primary care but who do not require secondary care level input
- Supporting students on a one-to-one basis as well as referring onto IAPT, GP services, specialist care team, and other university support services (amongst others)
- Triage, assessment and referral for students for emerging mental health conditions or in the event of mental health crisis
- Support and guidance for students transitioning out of secondary care into primary care services
- Therapeutic interventions (for example CBT) to support mental wellbeing
When to contact other teams for support
- We are not a crisis service and are not available 24/7. Find out how to access emergency help support outside of our working hours or at the weekend.
- DSA funded mental health support including specialist mentoring and Mental Health Adviser support is managed by the Disability & Dyslexia Services team.
- General support and advice on wellbeing is provided by our triage team in Student Wellbeing
Primary Care Mental Health team