Life at university can be stressful, with pressures of work and personal or financial worries sometimes taking their toll. Regent’s Park College takes the health and wellbeing of its members very seriously, and the College has a range of informal and formal resources to help you if things are proving difficult.
Most of us turn to friends when we have problems, but there will be times when you feel you cannot do this, and at such times you should not hesitate to get in touch with one or more of the people listed here. Sometimes they will simply listen, or it may mean that they will offer advice or refer you to someone who is better placed to offer the right kind of specialised support. Should you find yourself in distress or difficulty, please do ask for help at an early stage. You should not ever worry that you are wasting anyone’s time: we are here to help you.
You should also feel free to approach any of these people if you have concerns about another member of the College. Our policy on confidentiality sets out the circumstances in which information of a personal and private nature may need to be disclosed. As is made clear there, any disclosure without consent from the individual concerned would only be made in exceptional circumstances, on a strict ‘need to know’ basis, and only after due consultation. Such an event is rare and restricted to cases where there is very serious risk to one or more individuals.
The Senior Welfare Team works closely with officers and peer supporters in the student common rooms:
The student handbook contains information about all aspects of student and college life – academic, operational (eg, accommodation, meals, IT), pastoral, financial – and is a useful reference tool. If you can’t find an answer to your question in the handbook, it should point you in the right direction of where to look next or who to ask.