Student Support Series: Mental Wellbeing Support at King’s

As part if the BSc Psychology course you will realise just how important mental wellbeing is. King’s has several support systems in place which come in handy while dealing with mental breakdowns or just exam related stress.

Mental health at King’s 

King approaches student mental health with a very high degree of professionalism and availability at different levels of support. If you feel overwhelmed and feel like you need someone to talk to there are plenty of services provided, for instance TogetherAll is an online anonymous student support community where trained professionals can provide you with support. 

If you require professional mental health support, King’s provides a counselling service, a free, confidential supporting space where you can work with  trained professional psychologists. King’s also partners with other support services such as Samaritans, Papyrus and Listening Space. 

King’s NHS health centre 

King’s has an NHS health centre inside Bush house which is available to all students. The centre is open for standard as well as urgent appointments and provides a range of completely free services to the highest standard. My personal experience with the GPs in the centres has been very positive and I found the service to be very helpful as I do not have to look past the university to find good quality healthcare. 

To find out more information about the health centre:

Academic mitigating circumstances 

Disruptive circumstances can occur in your academic year such as illness, bereavement or family difficulty (and in the current times COVID related circumstances) that impact your ability to attend classes and complete assessments. In this case, considering that there is appropriate evidence,  King’s provides an option to apply for mitigating circumstances where you can postpone your assessment deadline to several weeks later in order to perform your best and take care of yourself. 

King’s Disability Services 

King’s provides support and specialised services for disabled students as well as reasonable adjustments for examinations,  in order to make sure that every student receives the support that they need and performs on equal opportunity. 

To find more about the range of support available for disabled students:

The students dont hesitate to approach these services as they are very welcoming and have useful advice on how you can improve your wellbeing whilst at university !

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