Maintaining good mental health is important during your time at university as rates of mental ill health amongst students are very high. Although there can be stigma surrounding the subject, every year Heythrop welcomes many students with a variety of mental health problems, so don’t be afraid to come forward or to contact us.
- Mind provides information and a range of services supporting and promoting the recovery, growth and wellbeing of people suffering from mental health problems. They have a Kensington and Chelsea branch.
- Nightline is a confidential listening and emotional support service provided by students for students.
- Samaritans work to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicide feelings and suicidal behaviour. They offer a 24-hour helpline for anyone in emotional distress (not just those experiencing suicidal feelings) and needing to talk by telephone or e-mail.
- Student Minds is the UK’s student most recognisable mental health charity. They empower students with the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health and support others through their national network of university groups.
- StudentsAgainstDepression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves – after all, who are better placed to speak to their peers about how depression can be overcome.