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Covid-19 and Therapy and Mental Health team

Updated 16/04/2020:

Please be aware that the University Therapy and Mental Health team are working remotely.  We will be offering telephone appointments in place of face-to-face sessions, and can receive and respond to emails and submitted Self-Referral forms.

All students currently on our waiting list are being contacted to offer them the option to have telephone appointments.  

If you would like an appointment please complete our online Self-Referral form.  If you have any difficulties with the online link, please use the Word version of the form, which you can find on the Self-Referral form portal page.

Mental Health Support:

Due to the limited support we are able to deliver as a Service our Mental Health Adviser’s role will be restricted to; liaison, advocacy and signposting support. In order to ensure that students that are not already working with the Mental Health Adviser are still accessing the appropriate level of support available to them we are introducing a triage service in the form of a “call back request”.

Students who want to have contact with the Mental Health Adviser need to FULLY complete the call back request form and submit this to Their call back request form will be assessed in regards to priority and students will receive a call back during the “call back service” set timings; this will run for one hour every day between 2pm and 3pm.


**The Therapy and Mental Health service is available, free, to students at the University.  Members of staff can access support through the People & Development My Wellbeing link here.**

We hope you enjoy your time at Solent University and would like you to know that the Therapy and Mental Health Team is available to help if you are experiencing difficulties during your time here. 

We offer a variety of support, including Talking Therapy (SST, Counselling, Fiction Prescription and CBT), Hypnotherapy and Mental Health Advice. 

Allocating Appointments

We allocate appointments based on our assessment of what you have described on your completed Self-Referral form (see below) and the availability you provide us.  Please let us know if the gender of your practitioner is important to you.

Students from all backgrounds access our Service.  Our staff group is trained and experienced in working with issues of diversity including sexuality, gender identity, culture and ethnicity.  Though we are likely to be from a different background than our clients we are happy to discuss any issues of oppression that you may experience, or the impact that this may be having on the therapeutic relationship.

Whilst students can request to meet with a practitioner they have previously worked with there may be occasions that we are not able to facilitate this.  In these cases, we will allocate you a practitioner based on the information you have provided so that this best suits your needs.

If you are interested in accessing our Therapy and Mental Health services please click on the tabs below for more information and then complete our online self-referral form or download the paper version of this form. 

If you have any difficulties with completing the form (online or paper version) you can go to the Student Hub where an Adviser will be able to help you with this.  Alternatively, you can email us at (letting us know you are not able to complete the form) so that we can provide assistance with this.

Once we have received your completed referral form we will contact you with the offer of an appropriate appointment based on all the information you have been able to provide.  Please note, this may mean you are offered an appointment with a different practitioner than your indicated preference. (We will contact you via your University Solent email account).  

There may also be some Groups running during the Academic Year dedicated to particular issues. Information about these will be posted on the events section of the Portal.

Please remember that if you are finding things difficult it might also be advisable to speak to your GP.

Steps 2 Wellbeing may also be able to offer you support. For more information  please contact them on 02380 272000 or at or go to You could also check out the self-help and other suggested support below. 

If you have any questions you are very welcome to contact us at

Page last updated on Thursday 16 April 2020 at 12.25pm.


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