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AY UP DUCK

Ay up duck is a mental health campaign that will hopefully surprise, but more importantly, educate you.

The percentage of students that actually suffer from mental health disorders and the level of stigma towards those people has always been an unknown. People don’t necessarily talk about their problems and they often believe that everyone will think badly of them if they do reveal a “weakness” like a mental health disorder.

The Ay up duck campaign will hopefully dispel some of these beliefs and help students with mental health disorders to realise it is actually quite normal and accepted in society.

Before the campaign begun the Union did some research with students at Staffordshire University, click here to see what we found!

Help and support for you

If you’re struggling with any form of mental health difficulties or you just need a bit of extra support, there are a range of services there to support students. These range from Students’ Union and University services, to external services and charities.

These services are also there to offer advice, so if you’re not sure whether this support is what you need they can offer advice on who to go to and whether their services will help.

These services are also there to support those of you who may be a carer or those who may be worried about another student at university.

The Student enabling centre

The student enabling centre offer a range of services to support students through their time at university. Their counselling service provides the opportunity for students to talk in a confidential and supportive setting.


Counselling - Student Enabling Centre (Stoke campus)

Cadman Courtyard (Cadman building)

College Road

Stoke on Trent

Staffs

ST4 2DE

t: +44 (0)1782 294977

e: counsellingreception@staffs.ac.uk


Counselling - Student Enabling Centre (Stafford campus)

One Stop Shop, Ground Floor, Beacon Building

Beaconside

Stafford

ST18 0AD

t: +44 (0)1785 353302

e: counsellingreception@staffs.ac.uk

University mental wellbeing support

Mental wellbeing support offers one-to-one emotional and academic support for students to ensure you have all of the support you need at university.


Lisa Benson

Student Wellbeing Advisor

Cadman Courtyard

College Road

Stoke on Trent

ST4 2DE

t: 01782 294517

f: 01782 292786

Minicom: 01782 294564

e: l.j.benson@staffs.ac.uk


Heather Brown

Student Wellbeing Advisor

D001, One Stop Shop

Ground Floor

Beacon Building

Beaconside, Stafford

t: 01785 353302

f: 01785 353330

e: h.e.brown@staffs.ac.uk

Mind

Mind provide support and advice to anyone experiencing mental health difficulties.


Stoke on Trent shop

44 Church Street

Stoke on Trent

Staffs

ST4 1BL

Phone: 01782 746731

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Changes

Changes is a user-led mental health charity providing a unique recovery service to those in mental distress.


Changes Wellbeing Centre

Victoria Court

Booth Street

Stoke

ST4 4AL

01782 413 101

e: stoke@changes.org.uk

Student Advice Centre

If you are experiencing any form of mental health difficulties The Student advice centre can help ensure this does not affect your studies.


Stafford

Student Advice Centre

Beacon Building

Beaconside

Stafford

ST18 0AD

01785 353311

e: sac@staffs.ac.uk


Stoke

Student Advice Centre (Above the Ember Lounge)

College Road

Beaconside

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 2DE

01782 294629

e: sac@staffs.ac.uk

Your GP

If you think you need extra support your GP is a great place to start. They can offer advice on who to speak to and the different options available to support you such as NHS adult mental health services.