Here to Help

This is a really tough time for everyone.  At GCU, we’re here to help you.

The mental health and wellbeing of students in universities up and down the country, has been a growing concern in recent years and uncertainty, anxiety and thoughts of isolation have been made worse since the onset of COVID-19.  We also know that many people don’t share how they’re feeling until they reach crisis point.

 

You are not alone; we are here for you.

Mental health is like physical health, we all have to look after it, particularly at the moment. Feeling anxious just now is a completely normal response to what is an abnormal situation. We know it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the moment, and no one should feel worried about asking for support and help.

 

If something doesn’t feel right, don’t bottle it up, talk to someone now.

We can help you develop strategies to manage the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety you may be experiencing
and help you find ways to deal with the challenges the pandemic is putting before us.

Do you know someone who is struggling to cope? Through these difficult times it’s really important that we look out for each other and help everyone in our community as best we can. Reach out to your friends and let them know you’re there for them. We all have an important role to play. We know that being kind to others is good for our own mental health.

Here’s what you can do if you need help or are worried about someone.

 

Help is at hand.

You can also contact our Wellbeing Team at studentwellbeing@gcu.ac.uk.  We’re here to help and support you, and will provide a confidential service throughout.

Our Health and Wellbeing page also provides a wide range of information and guidance, including apps, podcasts and guides on a range of issues and resources including stress management, mindfulness, and others which may be helpful.

Togetherall is a 24/7 online global community, where you can access support from trained professionals. Join using your university email address here.

 

Useful Contacts.