Wellbeing Student Mentoring
We hope that your academic journey is a pleasant one, however, at times you may feel that you need extra support and guidance. Our wellbeing mentors are here to support you on a one-to-one basis when you may feel:
- A little demotivated
- Lacking self-esteem
- Anxious about assignments
- Lacking social support.
In order to access the wellbeing mentoring service, please complete a self-referral form (available at the iCentre) or ask your PDT to refer you.
Please note: academic and wellbeing mentoring sessions occur in blocks of 6. If your mentor feels that you may also benefit from support from another service within the team, this will be communicated to you.
Wellbeing Student Advisors
Our wellbeing student advisors are here to support you through any emotional and/or wellbeing difficulties that you may have during your time at ARU London.
Wellbeing student advisors will listen to your needs and will work with you to devise a plan of support to support you during your difficulties. This may include liaising with and referring you to relevant internal and external services.
All services offered within the well being department are based on a confidential, ‘need to know’ basis. ‘Need to know’ is the sharing of sufficient information with key selected people involved in your support. In exceptional circumstances, your personal information may have to be shared without your consent, only if it is urgent or you are unable to give consent. Your information will be kept confidentially in paper and electronic records in accordance with The Data Protection Act (2018) and General Data Protection Regulation (2018).
Our wellbeing resources library contains a variety of e-booklets which you can read online or download. Each e-booklet gives you an overview of an aspect of wellbeing and provides a list of useful, external organisations.
How to be mentally healthy at work
How to cope when supporting someone else
How to Cope with Student Life
Making sense of peer support
Seeking help for a mental health problem
Understanding postnatal depression and perinatal mental health
Understanding mental health problems
Understanding eating problems
The following apps are free and can be downloaded from The App Store or Google Play (click on the title of the app to access its link):
Sleepio - digital sleep improvement app
Student Health App - 900 pages of reliable health information in one place
Feeling Good - positive mindset
Wellmind App - provides advice and tips on how to improve mental health and wellbeing
Toxic thinking app - helps to identify and eliminate negative thinking patterns
Emoodji - helps you to monitor your moods at university