Studying and living at university can be stressful for many students, and it is very common for students to struggle with their mental health. Most commonly this is anxiety and/or depression, but can sometimes be other forms of mental ill health.
Recognising problems early and seeking support quickly are a major factor when effectively managing your mental health.
At the SU Advice service, we have staff who are experienced in supporting students that are beginning to struggle with their mental health. We encourage you to visit us if you have any worries, and may need to talk to someone.
What to expect from us
A major part of students seeing us about mental health is for us to fully understand your situation, and (if needed) signpost you to the appropriate clinical services in the local area.
Some common services used by our students:
Your local GP
Eating Disorder Services in Leeds such as Beat Eating Disorders: More info
Specialist Alcohol and Drug Support Services such as Forward Leeds: More info
Mind :More info
Leeds Nightline: More info
What to expect from your GP
In almost all cases of seeking support for your mental health, your GP will clinically assess you and then decide on the best course of support for you. In most cases, your GP will feel happy to support you, but they sometimes may recommend that you seek more specialist support. This can often include a referral to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapy teams in Leeds.
Registering with a GP Practice
Registering with a GP whilst at university is essential.
If you live at home during your studies, you will not need to register with a local GP as you can only register with one GP Practice at a time.
For students living in halls or rented accommodation, the best way to register with a local GP is to click on More info
If you are feeling suicidal during university working hours, you can visit the Students’ Union and Student Support.
For outside of working hours, you can ring The Samaritans on 0113 245 6789 (Until 9:00 PM)
If these options are not available to you, you should call the emergency services on 999.
Your SU Advice opening hours are 09:00 to 17:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you need advice about an issue, feel free to knock on the door of AG7A during these opening times.
You can also book an appointment online at https://www.ltsu.co.uk/advice/bookappointment/
There will be times when the office is not open due to meetings and external work. If this is the case, please contact SUAdvice@leedstrinity.ac.uk or call on 0113 4673949, and we can make an appointment for you.
We are now offering an appointment based service for cases that may need more planning and support. If you feel that you have an urgent and more complex issue, please call us to book an appointment.
You have a right to see any data that we store on you, and further information can be found at www.ltsu.co.uk/privacy