Wellbeing Advisors

Through the Saints Wellbeing students have access to a safe space at the Sports Centre or via an online clinic where they can discuss any concerns they may have with a Wellbeing Advisor. This need not be sport related and can be personal, mental health or study orientated.

Student Services staff will offer support and guidance and may signpost you to other services if appropriate.

Opening times

Day Time Advisor
Thursdays 9am – 7pm (online by appointment) Kristyn Emmer

Wellbeing Advisers are great to speak to about anything. They are frontline staff members who will listen and give you advice on a broad range of issues. Sometimes the one appointment itself is enough. But if next steps are identified, these may include:

  • Telephone follow-up
  • Referral to Money Adviser
  • Referral to International Adviser
  • Support as you read self-help books (Bibliotherapy)
  • Support as you work with online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Silvercloud
  • Coaching
  • Referral to Academic School/Faculty
  • Referral to other Support unit e.g. CEED/Careers
  • Referral to presentation/workshops/support group/peer support
  • Referral to Counsellor
  • Referral to Disability Adviser
  • Referral to Mental Health Co-ordinator
  • Referral to external agencies e.g. NHS, solicitor, private or voluntary agencies

Wellbeing Advisers have years of experience of working with students in a variety of settings. Most have worked at the University for many years and know the local context well. They are not mental health professionals or counsellors but have training in many areas including sexual assault reporting, money advising and disability legislation, amongst others.