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Postgraduate Researchers have access to a wealth of wellbeing support as part of the Doctoral College. We have collated the various advice and support available to you at the University as an easy reference point – for where to look for online advice, or who to call if you need to talk.
Pro-Counselling, has replaced Care First, as the universities provider of the confidential telephone, online and face-to-face counselling service and a wellbeing platform 24/7. This free service is offered to University of Exeter postgraduate students and family members who live at the same address. Those who have commenced counselling with our previous provider Care First will be able to continue to the end of their programme with the same counsellor.
Telephone Number: 0800 174319
FXPlus Student Services provides a range of support, information and specialist services and support for you throughout your studies.
Services are available at the Penryn, Truro and Falmouth Cmapuses and are free, confidential, friendly and student- centred.
A good starting point if you do not know which service you need is The Compass, student information desk, who can advise and signpost you to the right service.
by Phone: 01326 370460 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours- Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00
Out of Hours Support
You or anyone else around you is at immediate risk of harm
You need immediate medical attention
You need medical advice and do not require paramedics
You wish to report a crime
|101 (remember 999 if the crime is occurring then and there or if it is an emergency)|
You have an urgent/ immediate concern and need immediate advice from Campus staff
Glasney Lodge 01326 253503 (3503 from internal phones at Glasney)
Campus Security - 07768557779
|You would like to speak to a Mental Health professional urgently as a result of your own mental health or that of someone else||
Home Treatment Team
You would like to talk to someone about how you are feeling
Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union (FXU) have our independent FXU Advice Team who can offer students support on areas covering finances, housing, academic concerns, and more. For welfare and wellbeing concerns your FXU President Community & Welfare can offer support, sign posting, and answer your questions. There is also an online database of support, with everything from a mental health booklet to our very own phone app’ that is free for you to use that helps you #BeStressFree. All this and more can be found at here or by visiting the FXU office at either our Penryn and Truro campuses for support. For any questions please ring FXU on 01326 255861.
The Guild offers a wide variety of support options to you as you study. We have an Advice Unit who can be contacted in person (around the corner from Costa), via email (email@example.com) and over the phone at 01392 723520. They offer free, impartial and confidential advice and signposting on any issue that may affect any student, including academic concerns, housing and welfare. They can also signpost.
The Guild also maintains an online list of wellbeing resources called the Wellbeing Information Directory (or WID).
Our students also operate a Nightline Service where you can talk anonymously about anything from 8pm-8am during official term dates.
Phone: On the back of all Exeter student cards
Text Service: 07786 209 309
We take pride in being an inclusive community which gives us all the opportunity to meet, study and live with lots of people with different perspectives and experiences. This enriches all of our learning experiences, as well as benefitting your studies and helping prepare you for your future career. Our community is built upon strong values of empathy, compassion and respect for all and we’re very pleased that you are part of our community.
We are committed to an inclusive environment which supports equality of opportunity, values diversity and where everyone can study, work and have fun without discrimination and harassment. You can find support and resources on appreciating diversity and furthering inclusion on our EDI webpages.
SilverCloud offers secure, immediate access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy programmes, tailored to your specific needs. The programme has shown high improvement rates for depression, anxiety and stress and also has a programme on body image. CBT helps you identify and change those thought and behavioural patterns that have a negative influence on how you are feeling, helping you to make changes for the better.
Wellbeing Services offer a range of support for both undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University, details of which can be found on our website. We provide information, advice and support for students with a range of disabilities, specific learning difficulties, mental health difficulties and long-term health conditions. No problem is too small, so please do get in touch if you are in need of support.
Wellbeing also offer a number of workshops that all students can attend, but we provide a specific set of workshops, only bookable for postgraduates, that are geared towards the challenges of post-graduate study. These include:
- How to Just Do It: Overcoming Procrastination
- Managing Stress
- I’ve Got to Be Perfect: Managing the Demands of Perfectionism
Please search under the theme ‘Wellbeing’ on the Career Zone in order to find out more and book your place. Our twitter feed @UoEWellbeing has regular updates and reminders on events that we run.
Below are a list of apps we think might be of use to you:
Calm is the #1 app for mindfulness and meditation to bring more clarity, joy and peace to your daily life. Enjoy a calmer mind with guided meditations and experience more restful sleep with Sleep Stories. Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced meditators and gurus. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.
Headspace is meditation made simple. People have been meditating for thousands of years. But while the practice is not new, science is just starting to fully understand its benefits. Recent studies show meditation and mindfulness can help improve your focus, exercise mindful awareness, relieve anxiety and reduce stress. The guided meditations in Headspace are suitable for all levels of experience.
Feel Stress Free is the world's first evidence based app to prevent and manage stress, anxiety, and related conditions. Developed in the UK by highly experienced consultant psychiatrists and psychologists, the app uses easy to learn clinically proven techniques to help you live a happier, relaxed, stress free life.
We all want a happy, fulfilled life, but knowing what to do on a daily basis is not always obvious. YOU-app is top self-development knowledge condensed into micro-actions. Give us a minute of your day, and we give you something relevant, inspiring and actionable. Like a mentor in your pocket.