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Mental Health Advice

Register for Mental Health Advice

The first step to accessing Mental Health Advice is to complete our registration form by clicking on the button below.  

These forms capture basic information about you, the issues you are struggling with, and the support you are looking for. This includes a questionnaire that helps us gauge the impact your issues are having on your wellbeing.

Once we receive your completed form, we will contact you with an appointment within 2 working days. 

If you need support completing this form, please call 01274 235 750 and a member of the MyBradford Team will help you. 

If you require a more immediate response, please email mhadvice@bradford.ac.uk or call 01274 235 750 and your details will be forwarded to a member of the Counselling and Mental Health Service.   

If you are in a crisis situation, please visit our Help in a Crisis page.

The Service provides a safe space where feelings are validated & the opportunities are given to look at issues from different perspectives in order to find resolution. I found the Service very supportive & helpful.

How Mental Health Advisors Can Help

Mental Health Advisors can help students to access a range of support by plugging you in with key people and services from both within and outside the university.

With your consent, Mental Health Advisors can work with you and academics (e.g. personal academic tutors and module leaders) to ensure you are able to engage with fully with your studies.  We can also help you access external support to help you manage your mental health (e.g. your GP / doctor and other NHS Services). 

Mental Health Advisors can support students to complete a Learner Support Profile (LSP) which can enable students to get reasonable adjustments to help them succeed on their course.

  • LSPs can provide a range of reasonable adjustments including additional time in exams and assessment, flexibility around coursework deadlines and whole range of other support depending upon a student’s circumstances.  
  • In order to get support through a Learner Support Profile (LSP) you must provide evidence of your diagnosis of your mental health condition.  
  • Should you require additional time in exams or assessments we would advise that you complete your LSP at least four weeks prior to your exams

Mental Health Advisors can support students with a diagnosed mental health condition to apply for DSA which can provide a wide range of support to students in relation to their studies.

Mental Health Advisors can support students to complete a Placement Support Agreement (PSA) to help provide structure and support whilst on placement.

A Placement Support Agreement (PSA) is an agreement between the student, University and placement provider which sets out the framework of support available to you while on placement.  This may inlcude: 

  • Regular meetings with your placement lead.
  • Changes to placement location or working hours.
  • Any other reasonable adjustments in placement practice to help you succeed where possible.

Mental Health Advisors provide and coordinate support to students who are in a mental health crisis. 

Sadly some students may have mental health crises while studying at the university.  Mental Health Advisors can support students in mental health crisis by arranging support from external services (e.g. NHS services) and through liaison with academic services when a student takes a break from studies due to ill health and to support transition back into their studies once recovered. 

Intake and Follow-up Appointments 

We offer a blend of virtual, email and face-to-face appointments.

Your first appointment normally takes about 30 minutes.  This is an opportunity for you to briefly discuss your situation with a member of the team and think about what you might need going forward. We will ask you some questions, such as the support you may already have, or how your situation is impacting your studies, and then put you on the waiting list for a follow up appointment with a mental health advisor, or counsellor, or both, as appropriate. 

 

Registering with a GP (Doctor’s) Surgery 

  • All students at the University of Bradford are encouraged to register with a GP.
  • For safety reasons, we do ask for your GP details when you register with us. 
  • Your GP can advise about both physical and mental health issues and can prescribe medicine for you should you require it.  
  • If you are not registered with a GP, you can register with Bradford Student Health which is located very close to the University Campus. 

Coronavirus safety

For the safety of our students and staff the majority of our appointments will be by telephone, video, or email. Face-to-face appointments will be limited.

If attending a face-to-face appointment please:

  • wear a face covering if possible
  • use the hand sanitiser at the entrance to the Service and maintain socially distant guidelines where possible
  • if you feel unwell please do not attend. Contact us as soon as possible by emailing counselling@bradford.ac.uk.

Contact details:

For enquiries, contact MyBradford help desk at Student Central, Level 0

For appointments visit Counselling and Mental Health Service, Student Central, Level 01

Disability

Disability can mean different things to different people. Even if you don't think of yourself as a disabled person you may be entitled to additional support in relation to:

  • specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia
  • autism
  • a long term health condition
  • a physical or sensory impairment

If you think any of these apply to you please contact the Disability Service