The Student Support team is here to help you get the most out of your time at university. They can support, advise, and point you in the right direction with all sorts of concerns such as general student life, academic issues, living in the community, personal relationships, general worries, as well as psychological or emotional concerns and mental health difficulties.
University students going through a tough time can access free online support with Togetherall. Whether you’re struggling to sleep, feeling low, stressed, or unable to cope, Togetherall can help you get support, take control and feel better. You will have access to a 24/7 online global community and professional support from trained professionals.
Togetherall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. Within the community on Togetherall, you are anonymous to other members and your personal information is kept secure while you are on the site.
The university will not be informed if you’ve signed up to Togetherall or know of your activity on the service unless there are seriously concerns about your safety.
To join, simply go to Togetherall and sign up under ‘organisation’ with your academic email address.
Guided self-help and online support
Free, safe and anonymous mental health support. Visit the Qwell website for more information.
Stress and Wellbeing Workshop
This course is designed to help you get a better understanding of what stress is, what causes stress and what keeps it going. Over the course of four sessions you can learn to manage your own stress better to enhance your wellbeing and overall health.
Please click here to register your place: Stress and Wellbeing Booking Form
- Session one takes a closer look at what stress is, who gets it and what can help to break the stress cycle. This session also looks at the relationship between stress, depression and anxiety. After identifying your personal stress patterns, you can set achievable goals you may wish to work towards and learn helpful coping strategies.
- Session two explores the effect stress has on our body and vice versa. You can learn more about what happens in the body when we feel low or anxious. This session explains different relaxation techniques and skills that can help you calm body and mind.
- Session three is all about our thoughts and how stress affects the way we think. This session explores the power of thoughts, worry, and that thoughts aren’t facts! After looking closely at different commonly used unhelpful thinking styles, this session offers you alternative and more balanced ways of thinking.
- Session four is all about our behaviour, the things we do or don’t do. You can learn how to overcome procrastination, how to manage common human emotions such as anger, get active, solve problems and how to establish a good work life balance.
The course is designed as a whole package and to get the most out of it, it is recommended to attend all four sessions. Each session is part of a jigsaw and they build upon each other. You can sign up to a live version on the Study Hub or access pre-recorded videos on our Wellbeing Website.
Adjusting to Uni Life
We believe that getting the most out of your university experience will improve your overall wellbeing and help you to thrive while studying at Falmouth and Exeter Universities. The pace of student life isn’t easy for everyone and students can have feelings of homesickness or isolation. The important thing is to not to dwell on this and instead, find ways in which you can become more involved.
University also provides space for personal self-development alongside your academic studies. To help you explore the different aspects of your wellbeing, we offer our adjusting to Uni session, which is based on the NHS 5 Steps to Wellbeing. In this interactive teams session, you will find ways to nurture everything that makes you the unique individual you are.
Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Please book your place through our booking form.
Look After Your Mate
Are you worried about a friend, have they been behaving differently, have they recently been diagnosed with a condition or disclosed one to you? If so, this really useful guide, produced by Student Minds, contains many ideas, from how to start a conversation to suggestions on how to provide support.
An official University of Exeter (Cornwall) and Falmouth University App, that can help you improve your wellbeing and resilience. The App includes a Live Feed, Healthy Challenges, Wellbeing Tips, Podcasts and more. With the different features this app offers you can quickly track healthy habits you might want to work towards that can help you to thrive and succeed. You can learn how to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as access practical finance advice and some student deals. Simply download the App below, follow the instructions and explore ways to a healthier and happier life.
Time to Talk
Starting October 2021
You can book a ‘Time to Talk’ session and have the opportunity to discuss anything that might be concerning you from your academic studies, your home life, or your friendships. This is a non-judgemental, safe space where you can be heard and helped to find solutions.
|During term time only.
|Mon. – Fri.
||9:00 am – 5:00 pm
To book a Time to Talk session click here.
Peer Support Groups
Tuesdays fortnightly from 6pm until 7:30pm, starting on 18th January, in the Chaplaincy
Small, confidential support groups for young women with mental health concerns. Offering a safe place for you to come and talk, listen or just be. (More information on Georgia’s Voice here)
Thursday’s fortnightly from 7pm until 8:30pm, starting in the near future, in the Chaplaincy
Facilitated groups with fortnightly themes agreed by the BAME group attendees. A safe space to explore individual and group experiences and feelings.
Thursdays fortnightly from 6pm until 7:30pm, starting on 13th January, in the Exchange Blue.
A safe space to discuss LGBTQ+ student life in Falmouth and Penryn, a social and peer supportive environment to develop connections across subject areas and social and housing groups to improve your university experience ( More information on the Intercom Trust here)
Man Down Cornwall
Wednesdays fortnightly from 7pm until 8:30pm, starting on 26th January, in the Chaplaincy
We offer a very informal, safe and relaxed environment for men who are struggling with any kind of mental health issues. The sessions are designed to be as inclusive as possible with no judgement, only support and understanding from people who can be there to listen and support you. (More information about Man Down Cornwall here)
How to talk to your GP about your mental health