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Changes to your SHU Wellbeing service

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The Wellbeing Service at SHU have recently undergone a student review into various aspects of the service, conducted through multiple sources, including focus groups and general student feedback.

Based on this feedback, a number of changes have been made to the Wellbeing Service website, including a new navigation system on the website and changes to how 1-2-1 appointments are structured.

What is the Wellbeing Service?

The Wellbeing service is here to support students at Hallam to look after your own wellbeing and mental health. Being a student isn't always easy and has its own unique challenges, but you can access support through self-help on the website or by booking an appointment with a wellbeing practitioner.

You said:

You found the Wellbeing Service website was quite difficult to navigate and struggled to find information on specific topics. You wanted easier access to resources and to self-assessments.

What's changed?

Under 'Resources by Type' at the top of the page you can search for the type of wellbeing support that you would like and discover different resources, from group sessions, to podcasts, to self-assessments.

Under 'Resources by Topic', you can search for the topic you want to get help with, for example, low mood , bereavement or study problems.

The 'TogetherAll' resources have been embedded onto both these pages, so students can easily access the site, giving you access to a safe, online community to discuss and support your mental health and wellbeing.

You said:

Students want better mental health support and ways to access help.

What's changed?

The Wellbeing service found that it was common for students to only book in for one or two appointments. Therefore, they have changed the emphasis of the first session onto working with a practitioner to create a practical Wellbeing Action Plan, in order to ensure that students leave with the tools they need for better wellbeing and mental health. Students can then book any follow-up appointments as necessary.

As always, we want to know your thoughts on this. Check out the updated website.

Let us know your thoughts at our monthly Breakfast Club sessions. We provide the breakfast and we ask you about your wellbeing and any support that you need and would like to see at university. Register your interest.

Passionate about improving student mental health and have opinions and ideas on how to improve the wellbeing offer and support students? Please get in touch with the Student Rights and Campaigns team at studentrights@shu.ac.uk