Sources of help and advice within the University
Seeking advice and assistance as soon as you identify a difficulty often means that a problem can be avoided or at least caught before it becomes a serious issue.
Your department’s HR Manager or HR Advisor (for Occupational Health referrals)
UHSE (for issues that may have a bearing on the health and safety of anyone at work, and for stress-related issues)
Mental Health First Aid Course - highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand more about common mental health conditions, and how to support the person in getting the help they need.
It can be immensely helpful to read about people's experiences of their own mental health conditions as this can provide and insight into why people behave as they do.
The Time to Change web site blog pages contain a wealth of experiences from people with a wide range of conditions.
Share Your Story - University of Bath students and staff share their own experiences.
Other sources of information
A Wellness Action Plan can help support the mental health of individuals.
Time to Change: Support for employees with mental health problems
Royal College of Psychiatrists: Work and Mental Health
MIND: Mental health at Work
Mental Health Foundation: Supporting colleagues
Mental Health Foundation: Tackling the Effects of Stress
Education Support Partnership: Get support (free resource for staff in H.E. and F.E. – including access to emergency counselling)