Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

About

Kettering Mind has launched a pilot mental health and wellbeing service for students across Northamptonshire at a time when mental health is under severe strain.

The free service has been designed to help students whose mental health has been negatively affected during the pandemic.

It aims to support individuals find the resilience to cope with issues such as loneliness, academic pressures, organisational skills, coping with anxiety, and managing mental health in general.

What support is available?

This is a new service for students, 16 years or older studying at 6th form, college or university, who are looking for mentoring support to help them cope with student life.

Whether students have an existing mental health problem, or they’re starting to find things difficult, the pandemic has put a huge amount of extra strain on them.

The mentoring service aims to support individuals find the resilience to cope with:

• Homesickness / loneliness
• Educational life transitions
• Academic pressures
• Organisational skills
• Physical health (sleep, exercise, healthy eating etc.)
• Life skills
• Managing mental health and wellbeing,
• Coping with anxiety and panic

As this is a new service it will be continually developed, but for now we can offer:

• Up to three 1:1 sessions with a mentor, (this could be via phone, Zoom or face to face)
• Online interactive peer support sessions with other students facing similar difficulties (tailored to meet current student needs)
• Mental health and wellbeing sessions to student groups via Zoom

Who can apply?

The service is available to students from Northamptonshire aged 16 years or older who are studying anywhere in the country at sixth form, college or university.

How do I apply?

You can access this support by completing a self referral form.

  • Download a Kettering Mind Student Mental Health and Wellbeing referral then return the completed form to us via email or post.
  • Call Us to request a referral form; we are more than happy to post or email this out to you.

What happens next?

Once we receive your completed form, we will contact you to discuss your referral and discuss what support you feel you would benefit from.

How is the service funded?

This is a pilot project grant funded by Pears Foundation / Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Emergency Fund. It is a free service to students.

The project will be evaluated on very specific outcome measures, related to managing, coping and not only surviving but thriving as a student. This current project has grant funding until 31 March 2021