Mental Health Support over the Christmas Break 2022

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The University is committed to student and staff health and wellbeing and recognises that taking time away from study and work is important. To support this, the University will close at 5pm on Friday 23 December 2022 and re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2023​. This applies to all campuses.

Whilst the core University services will be not be available during the University’s period of closure, the Student Enquiry Point is available to signpost you to useful resources, including mental health information. If you still need help or further information, you can submit a query and receive a response after the university reopens on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. 

For more information about the Christmas closure and the support available, click here

Christmas isn’t always full of joy and festive fun, and we recognise that it can be a difficult time for many, particularly during a cost-of-living crisis. If you are struggling with your mental health and wellbeing for any reason this Christmas, visit the Mental Health Foundation for information, resources and guidance regarding how to be kind to your mind this December.

Additionally, the following support organisations are open and available over the Christmas period:

Samaritans: 116 123

Shout: Text 85258

No Panic: 0300 7729844

Campaign Against Living Miserably: 0800 58 58 58

Drinkline: 0300 123 1110

National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

National Rape Crisis Helpline: 0808 802 9999

Cruse Bereavement Care: 0808 808 1677

A reminder that if things worsen for you, we advise you to seek an emergency appointment with your GP, contact NHS 111 or, if you are in crisis and worried for your safety, either contact 999 or attend you nearest Emergency Department (A&E) where there will be a service available to assess and support you. 

Take care and see you in 2023!

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