Mental Wealth First: our commitment to putting mental health and wellbeing first

Mental Wealth First

Our commitment

At UWE Bristol, we know that the mental health and wellbeing of our university community is fundamentally important in enabling people to engage, perform and flourish. It is key to how our University feels as a place to learn and underpins the success of those who study and work here.

In December 2017, we pledged a commitment to make mental wealth - the health and wellbeing of our community - a strategic priority. This means that it will inform all of our strategies and operations. It will play a core part in shaping the University’s future as we look to define our path to 2030 for our students, staff and partners.

  • Student sat on a bench outside an Information Point on Bower Ashton campus

    What we are doing

    Our new Mental Wealth First strategy sets out how we will support students and staff with all areas of university life and looks at ways to make sure the experience is positive for them, providing an environment in which they are able to thrive. We also want people to know that it’s okay not to feel okay and make it easy for them to get the help they need, when they need it, in a way that suits them.

  • Students walking through campus

    Services and support

    We have more than 200 different services and activities at the University related to mental health and wellbeing. These services include workshops, counselling support and drop-in sessions. We offer a range of 24/7 support for students including an out of hours senior on-call support team, Nightline – a phone-based student-to-student support service, and Kooth Student – a free, anonymous, online platform offering advice and forums.

Let's talk

Students talk openly about their mental health experiences.

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