Mental Health Practitioners
We’re here to listen
Mental health includes how we feel, think, behave and act and therefore is an integral part of your overall general health and well-being.
Students at King’s College London are able to talk to the university’s Mental Health Practitioners (MHP’s) for practical support, information, advice and guidance about concerns or difficulties they may have.
Meetings with a MHP are a friendly and informal space in which to discuss your concerns and get help to access the necessary support to ensure you fulfil your potential whilst studying at King's College London.
Students may not always be clear as to what help or support they may need or what is most appropriate for their needs and speaking with a MHP can help this process.
Same day appointments
The MHP’s are able to offer a quick response to students who are experiencing mental health difficulties and would like to speak to someone on the same day. They can arrange to meet with students for further appointments until the immediate difficulty has resolved or the student can be referred to a more appropriate service. These appointments last for 30 minutes and students can normally access same day appointments by contacting the Counselling & Mental Health Support Team directly (Click here for more information). These appointments are offered on a first come first served basis at both Guy’s and Strand campuses.
*Please note this is not an emergency service, if you feel you require access to immediate medical assistance please contact your GP in the first instance or seek help via your nearest A&E department.
In some circumstances students may be offered ongoing MHP support with the number and frequency of appointments being tapered in accordance to the students’ needs and changes in circumstances. MHP’s offer one to one support to develop healthy coping strategies and self-care using a solution-focused approach and can also offer indirect support including liaising with services internal and external to the university.
Help is at hand
Mental Health Practitioners are able to offer practical advice about issues relating to mental health, mental health awareness and self-care. So if you are a student facing barriers which are impacting on you in any way, we may be able to help. Contact the Counselling & Mental Health Support Team directly on: 020 7848 1234 for more information or to book an appointment.