Mentor Services

What is Specialist Mentoring? 

Specialist Mentors provide one-to-one support for students with Mental Health Condition and / or Autism (ASD/ASC), helping  them to achieve their full potential at University.

Our Specialist Mentors can provide support with -

  • Organisation, time management and prioritisation
  • Mood
  • Avoidance/ procrastination
  • Confidence, self-esteem and emotional resilience
  • Motivation and morale
  • Establishing study/ work/ life balance
  • Anxiety Management
  • Stress Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Establishing and maintaining social relationships
  • Signposting to other internal and external services 

"The most important message I have is, mental health doesn't have to be a barrier to succeeding at University. Our service focuses on empowering and enabling our students throughout their University experience, so they're not disadvantaged.

I've provided support to students with long term conditions, such as; Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Personality Disorder and Trauma.

When I meet with students, I help them to set goals and discuss how specialist mentoring can help achieve these goals. Sessions are flexible, as all students' goals are very different. They're also collaborative and provide students with the opportunity to break down their work into manageable chunks, find out about other useful services within the University, receive emotional support, obtain practical advice and gain support by working through any issues.

My role is very rewarding as I work with the most incredible students throughout their University journey. The best part of my job is seeing the students accomplishing their personal goals, no matter how big or small, and being proud of themselves."

To discuss support available for students with Mental Health Conditions / Autism (ASD/ ASC), and to determine whether you are eligible to access Specialist Mentoring support, please book either a 30 minute Wellbeing Advice Appointment or a Disability Adviser appointment.

If you have been recommended a Specialist Mentoring support, you will receive an email from a member of the team to arrange your initial appointment. Please see guidance on managing your appointments. Follow on appointments are made with your Mentor at the end of each session. 

If you have been recommended a Specialist Mentor and have any questions or queries about the service, please discuss with your Mentor or contact [email protected]