As well as all the internal support we offer at UCLan, you may find this information from other agencies useful.
Talking therapy service available for students registered with a GP in Lancashire. Please see link for interventions offered - www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/interventions-that-we-offer
Lancashire Mind offer Wellbeing Coaching through 1:1 and group sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students for whom an established need (such as low confidence or coping skills) has been identified during the Wellbeing or Mental Health Assessment. This will typically be offered on a weekly basis for an hour for a period of 6 weeks. A range of self care tools tailored to the person to help them overcome their barriers to living a healthy, happy life e.g. low mood, confidence, motivation and anxiety.
NHS Preston deliver a 6 week Stress Control course at the university, with one course starting on 15 January and another course starting on the 26 February. Stress Control takes place on Tuesdays from 17:30 - 19:00. It is not group therapy so students do not have to talk about their problems in front of others. Sessions are 1.5 hours and there are often 20 to 50 people at each session.
The Lancashire Wellbeing Service is a free and targeted service which helps adults 18+ who have low level emotional health, lifestyle or social issues or long term health conditions. The service is delivered through a skilled and extensive workforce of paid and voluntary staff. Wellbeing workers are based in Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Burnley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Morecambe, Pendle, Rossendale, West Lancashire and Wyre.
They offer support to adults who are eligible in one of the following areas:
Long term health conditions
Struggling to cope
Lifestyle and healthy living
The service will help you to:
Change the way you think
Be all you can be
Take control and live your life
Challenge your fears
Bounce Back and stay strong
The Lancashire Wellbeing Service offers up to 8 sessions over a 3 month period. Through the use of motivational interview techniques and personalised 1:1 coaching, they aim to:
Create positive behavioural change
Provide alternatives to medical and clinical care
WRAP is a wellness and recovery approach that helps people to decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviours; increase personal empowerment; improve quality of life; and achieve their own life goals and dreams. Creating a WRAP can help individuals to monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviours and, through planned responses, reduce, modify, or eliminate those feelings. A WRAP also includes plans for responses from others when an individual cannot make decisions, take care of him/herself, and/or keep him/herself safe.
WRAP is suitable for students who are having trouble with their mental health and who wish to work towards their own recovery. These sessions will be delivered in a supportive environment by an experienced facilitator. There will be an element of group work and discussion, individual work and paired work. There will be no more the 15 people participating in the workshops and students are expected to attend all sessions, they are not standalone sessions.
Workshops - 1:30 – 3:30pm, 27 Feb – 3 April
1. Wednesday 27 February: What recovery means to me - Personal Goals
2. Wednesday 6 March: My experience of mental distress - Learning from my symptoms
3. Wednesday 13 March: Triggers, Coping Strategies. (Wellness Toolbox) (Daily Maintenance Plan)
4. Wednesday 20 March: Early Warning Signs, Relapse Prevention, Crisis Planning - How to create a Wellness Recovery Action Plan.
5. Wednesday 27 March: 1.) Building Support Networks. 2.) Self Advocacy.
6. Wednesday 3 April: 1.) Building a hopeful outlook.
Please do get in touch with us if you would like to access any of the support detailed above or if you require any further support: firstname.lastname@example.org