#UPSUok

Whether it’s academic issues that are becoming too much or if it’s personal issues like family or relationships, help is always available. This website has been designed to display relevant information of ways you can get help. Also, follow the #UPSUok to get ‘nuggets of knowledge’, things like help sites, articles and campus help.


#UPSUok

It’s important to remember that you are human and that it’s OK to not be OK.

People may look at you and think you’re OK, you look normal, how can there be something wrong with you? But that’s just it, depression, anxiety and other issues can affect anybody at anytime and you may think it will never affect you, but if it does, help is available. Find a range of support services open and available to all students below.

Our #UPSUok wristbands were designed as a way to remove the stigma around mental health and promote support services everyone can access should you feel alone. So come and grab your wristband and show your support.

You can also take part in our campaign to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing at University. Share your experiences with the Twitter hashtag #UPSUok or share a picture with your It’s OK to not be OK wristband.

If you would like to get involved in any way, please email: advice@upsu.net.


The Union Advice Service

Confidential, impartial and non- judgemental support for both academic and non-academic support needs.

advice@upsu.net

www.upsu.net/advice

023 9284 3478

Halls’ Student Support Team

The Halls’ Student Support Team is here to help you if you’re having problems or just need someone to talk to. Our service is here for all students.

studentsupportmanagers@port.ac.uk

www.port.ac.uk/halls

023 9284 3873

Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC)

Support and advice with any chronic illnesses, sensory and mobility impairments, mental health difficulties, specific learning difficulties and social communication difficulties.

asdac@port.ac.uk

www.port.ac.uk/asdac

023 9284 3462

Student Wellbeing Service

Confidential help with a wide range of personal and emotional concerns. The Student Wellbeing Service has three strands – wellbeing, mental health and counselling.

wellbeing@port.ac.uk

www.port.ac.uk/studentwellbeing

023 9284 3157

Chaplaincy

Chaplains offer confidential support to all students, as well as a safe social space with free tea and coffee and comfortable seating.

chaplains@port.ac.uk

www.port.ac.uk/chaplaincy

023 9284 3030

Samaritans

Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

jo@samaritans.org

www.samaritans.org

116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)

Mind

With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind has around 140 local Minds, including Portsmouth, providing local mental health services.

info@mind.org.uk

www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_lines

0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday)