Disability and Wellbeing at Queen's
Join Disability Officer, Orla Creggan, for her webinar on the support provided by the Disability and Wellbeing Service at Queen's.
Our aim is:
To provide prospective and current students and staff of the University with appropriate information relating to disability issues, and to outline the relevant resources and services available at Queen's.
The Student Wellbeing Team offer a comprehensive range of support services which are accessible, flexible and responsive. Their services are free and available to registered students at the University. Find out more about support available below.
Disability and Wellbeing Drop-In
The Disability and Wellbeing Drop-In can be accessed remotely via telephone or in person at the Student Guidance Centre.
A member of the Wellbeing team will listen to your issues or concerns, and talk through suitable support options.
During your Drop In meeting, the Disability & Wellbeing Adviser may feel that you need a longer appointment to discuss your issues and explore suitable support options. Therefore you may be offered a 1:1 appointment with an appropriate member of the team.
Meet with a Wellbeing Adviser
Students can request a meeting with a Wellbeing Adviser by completing an online enquiry form or via the drop-in service. Students will be allocated a one hour consultation appointment with a Wellbeing Adviser to discuss their issues/concerns and look at appropriate support options. If they feel you need counselling or support from another external service they can discuss that with you.
The Counselling Service is run in partnership with Inspire, a local counselling organisation.
Working with Inspire gives Queen's students access to a range of different clinical skills. Counselling is also a free service to our students. It is provided on a short-term, brief solution focused model, normally between 4 - 6 sessions.
Counselling staff are all trained, experienced, and extremely committed to the work they do. Students are gently challenged to face their problems, to set goals on how to achieve solutions to problems and actively work towards those goals.
Online Self Care Material
Students can explore a wide range of self-care materials through the Inspire Student hub. If you feel that things aren't improving through accessing the self-help materials, please arrange to meet with a Wellbeing Adviser, it may be that you need to talk to someone to help you work your way through your issues, or it may be that you need to engage with other specialist services.
Safe and Healthy Relationships
The Student Wellbeing Services are keen to support all students develop and maintain Safe & Healthy relationships. This includes promoting a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct, bullying, harassment or any form of hate crime.
Within Student Wellbeing there is a specialist Adviser to support you. Please go to Safe & Healthy Relationships page for more information.
Education and Awareness-Raising
The Student Wellbeing Services deliver a range of workshops and events throughout the academic year.
They also offer Wellbeing on Weekdays events. Events focus on the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing (Be Active, Connect, Take Notice, Give and Keep Learning). Follow Student Wellbeing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for more information.
Mind Your Mood
Mind Your Mood is a student led mental health campaign that offers free mental health awareness workshops to students.
Our workshops equip you with skills to manage stress and improve emotional resilience, and provide information about the early warning signs of common mental health problems, including stress, depression and anxiety.