MOVING TO UNIVERSITY IS A CHALLENGING LIFE TRANSITION
Moving to university is a big life event. Many young people find this transition difficult, as they learn to navigate a new environment, new responsibilities and freedoms.
These challenges might trigger stress, anxiety and other emotions, or add pressure to any existing mental health issues you have. Meeting new people at university, and missing your friends and family back home can be hard, and facing the challenges of managing your workload, finances and other commitments can feel overwhelming.
UNIVERSITY CAN IMPACT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD
Stresses that you face at university can impact your relationship with food. You may feel free for the first time to choose what you want to eat, which can easily lead to overeating, social drinking and weight gain.
Some students turn to food for comfort, to numb them out if they’ve had a stressful day. Others may feel that restricting what they eat helps to give them a sense of personal control in an environment which may feel chaotic and out of their control.
Students often report they feel isolated and unsupported. Social anxiety, panic attacks, depression and low self-worth are presentations often seen in young people who are struggling with their transition into university life.
DISCOUNTED STUDENT RATES
As part of our commitment to social responsibility, we want to reach out to those in full-time education who struggle with issues around weight, food, eating, body image, and general mental health.
We are proud to offer a special rate for students to access our counselling and psychotherapy services at greatly discounted fees of £45 per session.
We hope that with this student rate, you will be able to access our services, get support for your mental health and improve your relationship with food as you navigate the ups and downs of university life.
Therapy provides a space for you to feel heard and seen, to learn new skills to help you manage stress and cope with difficult emotions. We can support you in developing a new healthy and balanced relationship with food, eating and your weight.
MEET THE THERAPISTS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT SERVICES
Take some time to find a therapist you would like to work with.
WHAT YOU NEED TO ACCESS OUR STUDENT SERVICES
Please have these documents available when you call to book our services.
- Proof of full-time student enrolment
- Photo of your student ID card
- Confirmation of study letter