Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health is just as important as physical health, and it is important that we take care of both and recognise that both can be affected by external factors. The School of Chemistry supports everyone to develop positive wellbeing as well as helping staff and students when they feel unwell.

Staff training

Staff complete online training to give them the skills, knowledge and confidence to offer a first line of support to students and help guide them to further sources of support. 

Staff Development Services offer a range of courses and resources to help improve and support your wellbeing at work and in life.

Counselling services

The Staff Counselling Service and Student Counselling Service are available to assist with both personal and work-related problems of staff and students respectively.

Disability support

There is also the University Disability Services, who provide information, advice and support to prospective and current students with a range of disabilities, learning difficulties and other physical health and mental health conditions.

Find out more about the University Disability Services

A University-wide approach

Awareness of mental health issues in the workplace is growing and we are putting in place many interventions to help support the wellbeing of our staff and students, and to develop and sustain a healthy working environment.

Read more about Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing at the University

Find out more about Health and Wellbeing support for students

Report and Support

Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, assault and discrimination are not acceptable. Students and staff can report something anonymously or get advice.

Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisory Service

The University has a network of trained volunteers who provide an informal advisory service to staff who feel they may be experiencing unacceptable behaviour, bullying or harassment at work. The Advisors help people accused of unacceptable behaviour as well as those who are unhappy with behaviour.

Contact us

Please note the School of Chemistry Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee meets six times a year. If you have any questions concerning EDI or anything you would like to raise with the committee please email

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