University Of Chichester Doctors

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University Of Chichester Doctors

Welcome to our student health and mental health page, here you’ll find useful information about the services we offer and the people you’ll meet along the way.

The Student Health team at the university comprises two registered nurses, Denise Wild and Becky Pothecary, who offer professional support to meet the health and wellbeing needs of the student population.

The UinMind Mental Health Advice Service offers expert support and advice for all students with diagnosed conditions as well as those with suspected mental health and wellbeing issues such as stress, trouble sleeping, low mood or difficulty coping.

The Emotional Wellbeing Adviser, Christina Reading, uses reflective strategies and creative processes to support wellbeing.

We believe passionately that higher education should be open to everyone who has the ability and desire to benefit. We also know that our community is enriched by the perspectives of people from diverse backgrounds.
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Student Health

Our two registered nurses, Denise Wild and Becky Pothecary, encourage and support students to manage their own health needs and also promote a culture of ‘looking after each other’ within the student community.

If you have an ongoing condition such as asthma, diabetes or epilepsy, it is important that you let us know as soon as your place at the University has been confirmed so we can ensure a suitable care plan is in place.  Please contact us at disability@chi.ac.uk or phone 01243 812076.

We offer confidential support and information on a variety of health-related issues including:

  • Advice and treatment for minor concerns
  • Sign posting to other professionals, both within and external to the University
  • Concerns regarding friends, family or other students
  • Academic issues relating to health and wellbeing
  • Mitigating circumstances
  • Healthy eating / Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Stress / anxiety / homesickness
  • Bullying
  • Sexual Assault
  • Information on sexual health and free condoms and Chlamydia screening
  • Help to stop smoking
  • Drug and Alcohol support

UinMind Mental Health Advice Service

The UinMind team consists of three registered mental health professionals with extensive experience in a variety of settings – Karen Bedford, Karen Bridle and Graham Francis.