Concerned about someone?

  • If you are concerned about someone, whether you are a friend, housemate, parent or other third party, please contact us.

    If you are a member of staff concerned about a student, please refer to our new Signposting Students Guide:

    Signposting Students: A guide for University staff »

    We can help you think about how to manage the situation and how to refer a student to our services. We can also give information about other sources of support within Brookes and in the local area, as well as national organisations and helplines.

    All the services in Wellbeing have strict codes of confidentiality and will not normally share information about a student without their permission. This means that if you contact us about someone else, we won’t be able to tell you anything about that person, but we will do everything we can to help.

    Free mental health e-learning for all University staff

    Would you like to feel more confident when supporting students in distress? This e-learning package consists of six easy-to-follow, 20-minute sessions including:

    • Signs to look out for
    • Key helping skills
    • Knowing who else to involve
    • Supporting students at risk or in crisis

    For students experiencing depression, anxiety, homesickness or low self-esteem, that first conversation can make all the difference.

    To find out more and access the sessions, visit Free Mental Health E-Learning.