Spectrum Life is our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which is a confidential, neutral service provided by an external company to support colleagues at the University, including free counselling.
Share your experiences and get help from a supportive community
Lots of people find that getting support from peers or other people with similar challenges can improve their wellbeing.
For example it could:
- help you to open up about what you are feeling and experiencing
- introduce you to ideas and approaches that others have found helpful
- reassure you that you're not alone in how you are feeling
- help you to connect with others and give you a sense of belonging
- encourage you to value your strengths
- build your self-esteem and confidence
- help you to feel more hopeful about the future.
Peer support and further information from Mind
- There are lots of types of peer support, to find out more about what is available and how to find support for you, check out Mind’s peer support web pages. Their directory allows you to find peer support near you.
- Mind's Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can feel at home talking about your mental health and connecting with others who understand what you are going through.
Connect with your peers at the University
- The University runs a series of networks that offer support, social events, and guidance to support and empower those of us who are often minoritised and marginalised.