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Emotional and Mental Health Support

Emotional and mental health support

If you would like to speak to a qualified practitioner about something that is affecting your mental and emotional health, you can contact us to book a 20 minute drop-in. This is a short conversation where you will be able to outline your concerns to a practitioner and discuss best next steps. 

Please be aware that a drop-in is not suitable for urgent or emergency situations, and if you feel unsafe and/or feel you need more immediate support we would strongly recommend you follow the urgent support options available to you.

If you are presently studying abroad please book a Single Advice Session Request Form, as the most effective way to access your support.

Students on our Cornwall campuses are advised to contact their Support and Wellbeing service.

We offer a number of ‘on the day' drop-ins bookable daily between 9.15-3.30pm, Monday – Friday. These can be confirmed on the day be speaking to a member of the Wellbeing reception team.

These are available on a first come, first served basis.

You will be able to talk to a qualified wellbeing practitioner who will offer initial advice, support and (if relevant) an onward referral. The drop-in session is usually up to 20 minutes and we ask students to complete a short form before the start of their drop-in session to help the practitioner understand what might be helpful for you.

Drop-in sessions are currently being run in person at Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre. You can either come along to the Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre reception to request a session or call 01392 724381 to confirm a time to attend. If all our drop-in sessions are booked or you are unable to attend that day, you can still book an online initial wellbeing appointment at a time that’s convenient to you. There is also 24/7 support available via Togetherall which can help if you're feeling stressed, anxious or low.

If you are concerned about your immediate safety or experiencing a mental health crisis, our Urgent Support pages will help you access the right support for you circumstances.

To speak to a qualified wellbeing practitioner about something that is affecting your mental and emotional health, you can book an initial online 20 minute appointment. This is a short conversation where you will be able to outline your concerns to a wellbeing practitioner who will offer initial advice, support and (if relevant) an onward referral. Your appointment will be on an online platform: your practitioner will share log-in details with you by email ahead of your appointment.

To arrange an online drop-in, please:

1)      Complete this short form.

2)      Once you have completed the form, please check your emails for a link to book your appointment.

Please be advised appointments will be offered via video call unless telephone preference is stated, but you can choose to have your camera off if you would prefer.

We aim to offer an appointment within 3 working days of request, but please be aware that at busy times or where this doesn't fit with your timetable we cannot guarantee this, and we will work with you to agree a suitable time. There is always 24/7 support available via Togetherall which you can access online with your university email address.

If you are concerned about your immediate safety or experiencing a mental health crisis, our Urgent Support pages will help you access the right support for you circumstances.

Wellbeing Services work closely with TALKWORKS, a free and confidential talking therapy service provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

The TALKWORKS team offer support for mental health difficulties including depression and anxiety. They can share tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing.

They have also created a Student Only Wellbeing Workshop page.

You do not need a referral from your doctor to access this support, but you do need to be in the local Devon area for your assessment and registered with a Devon-based GP/doctor’s surgery; lots of students register with the Student Health Centre on Streatham campus or with a GP close to their accommodation.

If you would prefer to remain registered with your GP in your home town, you can search for alternative NHS psychological therapies services here.

TALKWORKS can help if:

  • you feel low or anxious
  • the way you are feeling is affecting your daily life
  • you feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings
  • you are struggling to cope

How to book an appointment

To find out more and request an appointment online please visit the TALKWORKS website.

Where will my appointment take place?

TALKWORKS currently offer initial assessment appointments and follow up sessions on the telephone or through video consultations​.

Under normal circumstances, appointments are offered at a variety of locations across Devon. These can include Streatham Campus or Compass House, which is located opposite our St Luke’s campus. 

Wherever you access support, remember that Wellbeing Services are here for you and specifically set up to help you as an Exeter student. 

Remember, you are welcome to access support from Wellbeing Services and TALKWORKS simultaneously.