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World Mental Health Day: Introducing our new Student Wellbeing Officers

Press release issued: 10 October 2018

The Law School is pleased to announce the introduction of Faculty Student Wellbeing Officers - an expert team offering professional support and guidance within the School for students who are feeling worried or upset, or looking for some extra help.

World Mental Health Day, observed 10 October, is a great day to show support for better mental health and to start looking after your own wellbeing.

Drop-in sessions with our new Faculty Student Wellbeing Officers have already started in the wellbeing office, located on the 3rd floor of the Wills Memorial Building.

Sessions and meetings information:

  • From 8 October sessions run from 9.30am to 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and on a Wednesday between 1.30 and 3.30pm.
  • Alongside the drop-ins, the team offers ongoing support through pre-arranged individual meetings. 

Find out more about all the wellbeing services the University provides.

In a message to new and returning students, Professor Ken Oliphant, Head of School at the University of Bristol Law School, said:

“Inevitably, a law degree is challenging. To be a successful student (and a successful Head of School!) it’s important we all balance our hard work with having fun and relaxation.  

There's a lot going on, so do try your best to enjoy what's on offer as you start out on, or settle back into, university life, and to seek out the support systems set up here for you should you need it."

Professor Oliphant also recommended a new course introduced by the University; ‘Science of Happiness’, a 10-week optional course running on Wednesday afternoons which explores scientifically proven strategies for living a more satisfying life.

Science of Happiness is linked to the Bristol Futures initiative, which offers a range of courses and events to support our students' wellbeing.

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