If you are concerned about someone's mental health or wellbeing there is a variety of support options available to both students and staff.  

For students and staff 

  • Counselling Service. The University’s team of professional counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health workers offers confidential support.
  • The Disability Advisory Support Service.  The University’s dedicated disability advisors can provide advice, guidance, and support to staff and students about a range of practical adjustments to your work or studies.

For students

  • Your School. If you are a student you can talk to your academic adviser, or a support adviser in your school
  • Student Support and Advice. This University service offers support and advice on issues affecting your student life, with signposting and referral to more specialist services. If you're not sure where to go, this is a good place to start. Find them in the Atrium on the first floor of University Place.
  • UMSU Advice Service. This is a free confidential, impartial service where students can get advice and information on academic and personal issues, including advice on procedures and representation at hearings. 

For staff

  • Local Human Resource Contacts. If you are a member of staff or manager your HR partner will be able to identify the support that’s available for you.
  • Staff Network Groups. The University has a number of staff network groups. They are a fantastic way to network with people from all over the University, build contacts, share experiences, arrange events and socialise.  Many of the groups also offer confidential support and advisory services from their members to any member of staff.

Other sources of support

  • Nightline is a confidential listening and information service run for students by students. Call: 0161 275 3983. Lines are open 8pm – 8am during term time.
  • The Sanctuary is run by the mental health charity Self Help Services and is based at the Kath Locke Centre on Moss Lane East, in Hulme. It offers a safe and quiet place to people in crisis at night-time. Call: 0300 003 7029. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Samaritans are available to talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how large or small the issue. You don't have to be suicidal. Call: 116 123. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Anxiety UK offers support, advice and information on a range of anxiety and anxiety based depression conditions. Call: 08444 775 774. Lines are open Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5.30pm.

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