The University should provide more mental health and counselling services for struggling students
Passed: March 2021 (16th)
What do you want? / Why do you want it?
Expires: March 2024 (16th)
Submitted By: Vanessa Ngoshan Lo
Area of Work: Support
May 2023: Waiting times are still down, Emily (Wellbeing Officer) hasn't had anyone come to her stating that times have increased.
May 2022: The new counsellors are in place and the drop-in service running. Waiting times have been cut.
January 2022: The uni have successfully recruited new councillors, increasing the level of support in the daily drop-in as well as in the counselling and wellbeing team. The waiting list is now 2-3 weeks rather than 2-3 months.
July 2021: This has been ongoing work for the Union and University. Three key strands of work are currently going on within the University around this:
The daily drop-in service is being extended to double the capacity
The University Counselling Service are in the process of expanding and recruiting new staff for the new academic year
The availability of online workshops to support struggling students have been increased.
March 2021: New Policy