Psychological, Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

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Your psychological, emotional and mental wellbeing

Mental health is not just the absence of a mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.

Mental health services

At the University of Buckingham, we offer a range of mental health support to our students. Find out more at the Mental health support pages.

Therapy dogs

Millie and Darcie have worked at the University for the past five years. They were puppies when they first joined the team and have undergone obedience training and behavioural training so they know how to conduct themselves with staff and students. They are both Cockapoo’s who love cuddles and being with people. They are notorious for suffering separation anxiety which makes them the perfect therapy dog. Cockapoos are hypo-allergenic meaning that they do not shed their fur due to the tightness of their curls. Both dogs like to meet new people and enjoy socialisation with students.

Tips for staying mentally well

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Disability

The University will provide all Reasonable Adjustments for students who have a mental health condition that constitutes a disability.

Crisis information

If you are in crisis and it is between office hours 9am-5pm then please contact wellbeingskillsdiversity@buckingham.ac.uk or call in at the offices on Hunter Street. If it is out of hours then please contact Security on 07860834802 who will be able to call a member of the team on call to assist you.