Whether you're feeling stressed, suffering from anxiety or you need help with a diagnosed mental health condition, we have a range of support available to help you.
At Christ Church we’re proud of our compassionate, empowering and inclusive community where every member is valued and where those who experience mental health problems encounter no prejudice or discrimination.
We’re committed to offering excellent mental health support in partnership with other service providers. You can contact the Mental Wellbeing team at any point of your student journey - asking for help whenever you need it.
You can contact them via:
There are also the following drop-ins:
You can also join the team at Chooseday Chill for an informal chat over tea and toast, every Tuesday (from 21 September), at Augustine House from 5-7pm.
The Mental Wellbeing team includes trained mental health professionals and counsellors who are here to help you look after your mental health.
They offer a confidential service by email, phone, video conferencing and face-to-face to help you with accessing:
We advise all students to register with a GP locally, as they’re an important gateway for accessing formal support and treatment for mental health issues.
The Mental Wellbeing team can’t provide medical treatment and diagnosis, but they work alongside local NHS teams, when needed, to support you with your studies.
You can contact them via:
Togetherall is a free, national 24/7 online service. It’s a safe and anonymous space you can visit if you’re feeling down, struggling to cope or just want to talk to people who understand what you’re going through. Whether you want to speak to peers or a counsellor, there will be someone there every minute of every day.
Signing up is easy – go to www.togetherall.com and use your university email address to join. The email address is only used to confirm you have free access and then you pick an anonymous username, so everything remains completely confidential.
The Mental Wellbeing team provides a flexible service to meet your individual needs and is available out of hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5-7pm) as well as other times when required.
Please email email@example.com during this time if you need to talk through concerns regarding your mental health and how this is impacting your academic work. Our practitioners will respond to your email and can offer phone calls, video contact or face-to-face contact if required.
Kent Safe Havens
Kent Safe Havens offer free mental health support in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment every night from 6pm-11pm.
They have locations in Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway and Thanet. There’s no need to be referred, they’re open every night for face-to-face, telephone or virtual support.
Working with the NHS, we offer online self-help guides covering different topics including bereavement, stress, depression and sleeping problems
If you are registered to a GP you can access NHS psychological therapies (IAPT) services direct including:
To find an NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) click here.
Some local IAPT providers include:
If you feel you’re a risk to yourself or another person:
COVID-19 is having an impact on everyone’s daily lives. During this time you may feel low, worried, anxious, or be concerned about your health or that of those close to you. These are all common reactions to the uncertain times we face.
Student Space is here to provide you with direct support and resources to navigate university life during the pandemic. You can also access one-to-one support for whatever challenge you’re facing at this time.
Our Mental Health Team also recommend having a look through this free e-book, written by Dr Emma Hepburn. It provides some great advice on ways to cope during a global pandemic.
Each module provides you with top tips and advice on how to look after your own wellbeing.