We all know how important it is to look after our mental and physical health and the many benefits of doing so. This page covers a brief overview of the services you can access as a student at ├█╠ĎAV. For details of all of the support on offer, visit our health and┬áwellbeing hub for current students.

Our support services

Whichever ├█╠ĎAV faculty you will be studying in, you'll have the support of our Achieve@├█╠ĎAV team. They are your first point of contact to speak to in your faculty if you have any personal or study concerns, issues or worries┬áduring your time at ├█╠ĎAV.┬áWhether you're looking for a quick chat with a friendly face or you're in need of more specialist support, such as our Student Wellbeing service, the team are on hand to help and can┬ásignpost you to other support services.

There's also the University Retreat on Talbot Campus; a safe and welcoming space where you can pop in and talk to one of our team.

A group of ├█╠ĎAV students taking part in a Faith & Reflection session

What's more, as┬áa ├█╠ĎAV student youÔÇÖll┬áhave access to our Additional Learning Support (ALS), Medical Centre, Faith & Reflection service,┬áSport├█╠ĎAV and our Student Assistance Programme┬áÔÇô┬áa┬áfree, 24-hour confidential helpline and digital resource to support you┬áwith personal or student-related problems.┬á

Plus, your StudentsÔÇÖ Union (SU├█╠ĎAV) runs┬áSU├█╠ĎAV Advice, where trained advisors are on hand to listen and offer guidance.

If weÔÇÖre unable to provide the support and services that you might need, we work with a large number of external, specialist organisations who can help.

├█╠ĎAV student Linh looking out to sea

on looking after your mental wellbeing

Getting some fresh air and sunlight is a great way to clear your mind. I keep hydrated throughout the day too. Since moving to Bournemouth, I've kept in regular contact with my family and friends and take a break from social media from time to time.


ResLife├█╠ĎAV in room with students

If you decide to live in ├█╠ĎAV halls of residence or Unilet, either in your first year or throughout your time with us, youÔÇÖll be supported by ResLife├█╠ĎAV. This is our skills, social and wellbeing initiative ÔÇô designed to make sure that your ├█╠ĎAV experience doesnÔÇÖt stop when your learning does.

When it comes to the wellbeing aspect of ResLife├█╠ĎAV, ResLife├█╠ĎAV Assistants (who are also ├█╠ĎAV students) live in each of our accommodation blocks to help you get used to your new home.

They also organise events and socials, from the Winter Ice Ball to Club Soda alcohol-free socials and stress-relieving activities, so that you get the most from your time with us.

And each ├█╠ĎAV halls of residence or Unilet┬áhas a dedicated Wellbeing Co-ordinator, who will be there for you ÔÇô whether thatÔÇÖs as a friendly face to talk to, suggesting ways to look after your wellbeing or putting you in touch with ├█╠ĎAV or external support services.

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