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OCD Support Group

In collaboration with Wellbeing and the Student Guild, a new peer support group for students affected by obsessive compulsive disorder is being set up. The aim of the group will be to provide support for OCD sufferers, offering weekly peer support sessions run by student facilitators.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the running of the group, please complete the Registration of Interest form. It is important to note that as this group is still in the planning stages, the form is intended as a registration of interest, and not an absolute commitment to the role. This is an amazing opportunity for students with previous experience with or exposure to OCD (examples include lived experience, academic study, work experience, volunteer experience).

More can be found on the group's Facebook page, and their information pages

Peer Support at the University

Peer Support

Peer Support

Peer support is an invaluable form of support for those currently working through difficulties and for those working towards keeping well. They provide us with a safe space to discuss our thoughts and feelings and interact with others who may share similar experiences. Peer support helps us to feel connected and understood and gives us the opportunity to help others, too. 

Exeter Nightline

Exeter Nightline is a confidential listening and information service run by students for students at the University of Exeter. The volunteers are happy to listens to your concerns and worries, whatever they may be, or provide you with information such as a number for a taxi company.

 

Nightline is currently on hiatus over the summer to give their volunteers a chance to rest and return for Freshers' in September. Other listening services are available and listed on their website.

Email: info@exeternightline.co.uk

University of Exeter Eating Difficulties Peer Support Group

Students at Exeter run peer support sessions for anybody who has difficulties with food and/or body image, and those who are living with eating disorders. The peer support sessions are held weekly during term time. The sessions are pro-recovery and are held in a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. They aim to provide support and motivation alongside treatment and are facilitated by trained student volunteers.

You can find out more information by looking at the Eating Difficulties Peer Support Group Facebook page.

Positive Wellbeing Peer Support Group

University of Exeter students are running a Positive Wellbeing peer support group to help support your mental wellbeing. The group aims to promote recovery, social inclusion and personal growth. The hope is to support people experiencing or with experience of low mood, to build broader networks of social support, adopt self-care strategies and to realise that they are not suffering alone.

Please see their Facebook page for further details.

Academic Skills and Student Engagement Team

The Academic Skills and Student Engagement team offer a range of undergraduate peer-led programmes to enrich students’ academic studies and university life. You can find out more information here.

OCD Support Group

In collaboration with Wellbeing and the Student Guild, a new peer support group for students affected by obsessive compulsive disorder is being set up. The aim of the group will be to provide support for OCD sufferers, offering weekly peer support sessions run by student facilitators.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the running of the group, please complete the Registration of Interest form. It is important to note that as this group is still in the planning stages, the form is intended as a registration of interest, and not an absolute commitment to the role. This is an amazing opportunity for students with previous experience with or exposure to OCD (examples include lived experience, academic study, work experience, volunteer experience).

More can be found on the group's Facebook page, and their information pages

LGBTQI+ Support

LGBTQI+ Society 

Exeter University LGBTQ+ is a Student Guild society dedicated to providing a secure space for those who identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (including non-binary), queer and questioning, as well as other identities such as asexual, intersex and genderqueer) to fully express their sexual orientation and/or gender identity without fear of intimidation or harassment. They promote a welcoming and inclusive space for students and organise social events throughout the year.

If you are a PGR student you can also join the LGBTQ+ Staff Network, which exists to offer staff a space to fully express their sexual orientation and/or gender identity without fear of intimidation or harassment. They run a number of events, including a monthly Coffee Morning and Pride on Campus.