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    Counselling and mental health

    Introduction

    Coming to university can be an exciting and rewarding time. It is also a time of change which can be stressful and a range of difficulties and dilemmas may arise that can affect your life and studies. Talking to a trained professional can help. The Counselling & Mental Health team provide mental wellbeing support and a confidential individual counselling service to help you manage any challenges affecting you emotionally or psychologically that you might face while you study with us.

    The Counselling & Mental Health team is made up of counsellors and psychological therapists. We offer:

    • One-to-one counselling/psychological therapy
    • Mental health support and casework
    • Same-day mini appointments
    • Group workshops, addressing such issues as starting university, stress management, overcoming procrastination and psychological blocks to study
    • Referral to other services where appropriate

    New drop-in service 

    From Monday 23 October the Counselling and Mental Health Team is offering a new drop-in service

    If you are feeling distressed, anxious or have a concern you would like to discuss, come and talk to one of our professional staff by just turning up at Sunny Hill House at 2pm, Mondays to Fridays - no need to book an appointment. We will continue to offer our same –day mini bookable appointments and you can still refer yourself online by clicking the link below.

    Book a same day mini session here

    General Enquiries: For general enquiries and information you can contact the Counselling & Mental Health Team at: counselling@mdx.ac.uk

    How to refer yourself for counselling support:

    To refer yourself to join the waiting list for counselling sessions, please complete the form from this link (in confidence). Please give as much availability as possible so that a suitable appointment can be arranged for you (see link below).
    Please note, due to a technical issue, please do not write in the box on the form that asks for your phone number.  If you wish to include this information, please insert it where the form asks: 'If any details above are incorrect please type the correct details here':
    https://unihelp.mdx.ac.uk/counsellingandmentalhealth

    Where to find us:

    The Counselling & Mental Health team -
    Sunny Hill House
    Access via Greyhound Hill or
    Williams Building car park - (postcode on Google maps for Sunny Hill House is NW4 4JS)

    Sunny Hill House

    Postal address -
    Sunny Hill House
    Middlesex University
    The Burroughs
    London NW4 4BT

    Please email our team administrator at: counselling@mdx.ac.uk or call 020 8411 4118 for more information.

    If you are managing a longer-term mental health condition (for one year or more) you may be entitled to extra support:

    Contact the university's Disability & Dyslexia Service at: disability@mdx.ac.uk for information.

    What happens next?

    When you contact the service, we will email you within 3 weeks with the offer of an appointment. Please be aware that our emails often go to people's junk email boxes so please check there regularly.
    The initial appointment will provide an opportunity to explore your reasons for contacting the service, and help build up a clearer picture. The practitioner who is meeting with you for the initial appointment will then discuss next steps with you. For some students using our service, one or two sessions are all that is needed. For others, up to six sessions, in addition to the initial appointment, allow issues to be explored in greater depth. Sometimes a referral to another internal service or an external organisation is appropriate.

    While you wait for your first appointment, (or as a one-off appointment) you might find it helpful to attend one of our (bookable) same day mini sessions, one at 12pm and the other at 12.30pm each day. These sessions need to be booked so please scroll back up this page to the heading ‘Book a same day mini session here'.

    Each day's appointments become live on the day so it might be best to get online early in the morning.

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