About the Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service is independent to your academic department and all advice is confidential, non-judgemental and free of charge

step 1 prevention and promotion, step 2 recognition, step 3 assessment/primary care interventions, step 4 secondary/specialist services, step 5 specialist

Wellbeing Service

Welcome to Chichester University Wellbeing Services. We are a small team comprising of mental health advisers, student wellbeing advisers and counsellors currently working 9-5, Mon-Fri. Our primary remit is to deliver triage and signposting for students presenting with mental health or wellbeing needs to enable them access any relevant support from professional organisations.

What we can provide:

  • Professional triage through listening, advice and signposting to appropriate support services.
  • Short-term (up to 4 sessions) mentoring for transient wellbeing issues or to bridge gap whilst accessing other services.
  • Time-limited (up to 4 sessions) counselling with a qualified counsellor where it is assessed as suitable.
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives, not provided by other statutory service or local providers, that support wellbeing.
  • Adjustments to support study for students with a diagnosed mental health condition.
  • Supporting mitigation evidence for students known and supported by wellbeing service.
  • Advocacy and liaison with tutors and academic staff when a wellbeing or mental health issue is affecting the ability to study effectively.

What we can’t provide:

  • Emergency/crisis support both in and out of hours (see Urgent Support instead).
  • Diagnostic assessment and treatment for mental health conditions (this can be sought through referral to primary care or secondary care NHS services).
  • Longer term, regular emotional support  (students with this level of need should apply for a DSA so a mental health mentor can be provided).
  • Support to staff experiencing personal wellbeing/mental health issues (the HR dept provide a range of wellbeing support for staff).

The Wellbeing Service offer support within Step 1 & 2 of the Stepped Care Model:

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You can download an accessible version of this chart here: Stepped care model (accessible)


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