Meet the Student Support Team

Student Support are here to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing, so you can make the most of student life and your studies. This could be listening to worries about money, your course, or relationships at a drop-in appointment. Signposting to local support services and wellbeing resources or working with you to create an ongoing plan to help you better manage your mental health. The team is made up of skilled advisors, therapists, counsellors and mental health professionals and you will be matched with the support that is most suited to you.

There are many ways to contact the Student Support team. You can request a drop-in appointment at the Compass Helpdesk. Email at, complete the Student Support form, use the compass web chat, or call 01326 370 460.

You can find more information including wellbeing resources on the student support pages.

Meet Meg, Student Services

Meg talks about how she relaxes and practices self-care, getting support and how talking to someone will help you feel better.

Meet Sarah, CBT Therapist

Sarah is a Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Therapist. CBT looks at how our thoughts influence how we think and feel physically and emotionally and how that influences what we do, our behaviour. Find out how Sarah keeps herself mentally fit.

Meet Ross, Student Support Practitioner

Ross is a Student Support Practitioner (Mental Health). Find out why he loves working with you, our students, and get his top tips for self-care and staying mentally healthy.

Meet Melissa, Student Support Team Leader

We talked to Melissa about her role in the student support team, what she enjoys doing and how she keeps mentally fit and healthy.

“The best part of my job is seeing students succeed and graduate, especially those who have overcome major difficulties. One of the highlights of the year is Graduation Day, when you see happy students embarking on new adventures.”

Melissa, Student Support Team Leader

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Meet Kerry, Mental Health Practitioner

Kerry chatted to us about her role in the student support team, how she keeps mentally healthy and what her key tips for self-care are.

“I’d tell any student thinking of seeking support – just come and see us. We’ve likely seen it before, so don’t worry. Seeking support sooner prevents things from escalating to crisis. We’re here to help you stay at uni and thrive.”

Kerry, Mental Health Practitioner

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