Programme Member Support Systems

Any form of professional training is potentially stressful. We recognise that the three components of the course: university attendance, clinical practice and independent study may be difficult to balance.

Within the programme we hope to promote a mutually supportive atmosphere in which programme members feel able to share concerns and issues with one another, with the programme team and with clinical supervisors. However, we recognise that the programme team and supervisors cannot necessarily provide all the support that may be required.

Other sources of support:

  • Personal Tutor:
    Please remember to talk with your academic personal tutor if you begin to experience difficulties. In the event of significant difficulties that may impede with your ability to study your personal academic tutor will liaise with your practice based clinical supervisor to discuss a supportive way forward.
  • Well Being Services: More information can be found on the University Wellbeing Services pages.
  • Reed Mews Wellbeing Centre:
    There is also a University Wellbeing Centre that is free and confidential and available to all programme members.  Appointments are available during term time by emailing and a reduced service is offered during the vacation (tel 01392 264381).
  • Email counselling:
    A professional online counselling is available to all students during term time.  Students can get in touch by following this link: More details on how the service works are then forwarded to anyone expressing an interest. This facility can be particularly helpful for students who can’t easily attend sessions in person or don’t want face-to-face counselling.