- While we think it’s never going to happen to us, it's likely that at some point in your University life you will get ill. It is worth signing up with the local GP when you arrive in Bath to make seeing a doctor easier for you if you do become ill.
- Sometimes it'll be worth missing a lecture to go to the doctor's instead of powering through and ending up missing even more. It is good to try to time it around your course, but sometimes your health has to come first!
- "Prevention is better than cure". Don't run yourself into the ground. Making sure you're eating healthily and sleeping enough will give you a better chance of staying healthy.
- If you are worried make sure you talk to someone. There are places you can go for support with whatever you are worrying about.
Student Wellbeing Services offer a helping hand if you are finding things a little difficult at University. They cover issues such as money problems, disability support, and medical help, to mention just a few.
Current and prospective students can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring on 01225 876543. You can also find more information on the University’s Student Wellbeing Page.
Also remember to follow @BathSpaSSS on Twitter to keep up with lots of useful tips and information.
The University have partnered with Big White Wall
Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you're dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, we'll help you get through it. This anonymous service is 24/7 so you can access it whenever you need it.
Alternatively, for independent and impartial advice, email the Students' Union Advice Centre, on email@example.com.
The doctors surgery that the University uses is Fairfield Park Health Centre
For more information on appointments visit the Medical Service page of the University’s website
Fairfield Park's details:
Fairfield Park Health Centre
Bath BA1 6EA
Tel: 01225 331616
If you are in need of a GP closer to your home please see here to search for GP’s in your area
If you have to pay for prescriptions, sight tests or NHS dental treatment you may be eligible for help with the costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme. For more information please see www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/1125.aspx
The University offers a range of emotional and mental health support for students including a counselling service. For more information see the University’s page on Emotional and Mental Health Support
The University have partnered with Big White Wall.
Big White Wall
is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you're dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, we'll help you get through it.
There are places in town where you can seek refuge if you are feeling unsafe. These come under the Safe Places Scheme and you can find out more information about the scheme and participating locations here