Wellbeing in Engineering
The Wellbeing Room
The Faculty Wellbeing Room is a dedicated and calm space for engineering students and staff to take a break from their daily activities. We imagine it will be used by, for example, expecting mums, feeding parents, neurodivergent members of staff or students needing a bit of time out and anyone else in need of an hour away from the hustle and bustle of campus life.
To book email the ED&I team on email@example.com - you will be given information about the code to use for the door. Please therefore try and book the room with a minimum of 24 hours notice if you haven’t used the room before. However, if you are unable to book you can retrieve the door code from the Porter.
You will find the room in the Portobello Centre, Room B65. To find it, walk through the main entrance and turn left down the long corridor. Walk through the door at the bottom of the corridor and the Wellbeing Room is the first door in front of you.
Remember to change the door sign from 'vacant' to 'in use' to ensure privacy and then back again when you have finished using the room.
Mick Berry: Student Wellbeing Advisor
The wellbeing service has been set up to provide support for any students who are experiencing low level mental health and wellbeing difficulties. The service provides a bespoke, holistic assessment of students needs and utilises therapeutic interventions to help recognise what the issue is and helps formulate a plan to get students back on track.
Mick has 16 years of experience supporting students as both a Specialist Mental Health, and also Autism Mentor in a higher education setting, and belongs to the ‘University Mental Health Advisers Network’ professional body. He is also currently working towards a Psychology Msc as a part-time student.
"My approach is holistic and person centred, taking a compassionate and curious approach to exploring wellbeing difficulties in order to help individuals understand their situation. I firmly believe that there are always options available to a person experiencing difficulty, and will work collaboratively to identify sources of stress, build self-supportive strategies and work towards developing the resilience and independence student life requires."
Student Wellbeing Advisor
As a member of the wellbeing community you may also find the Student Wellbeing Service blog a useful resource.
The blog is regularly updated with articles and helpful advice to support you to look after yourself and remain connected through this challenging period.