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Section 7. Appendix: further references and resources

This section contains some further references and suggestions for further resources which may be useful in following up any aspect of the content of this manual in more detail (section 7.1). Also included are sample flow charts summarising practical guidelines for both staff and students supporting students with possible mental health difficulties (section 7.2).

7.1 References and resources

Special note: this section is not intended to be an exhaustive list of links or resources - there are many more and it is hoped that this will be built upon in the future development of this manual as people contribute further suggestions and references.

General resources

  1. AMOSSHE (Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education):
    Email:, Tel: 01962 827554

  2. AUCC (Association for University and College Counselling):
    Contact BAC (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy): (AUCC is under 'expert areas')
    Email:, Tel: 01788 550899

  3. HUCS (Heads of University Counselling Services):;

  4. SKILL (National Bureau for Students with Disabilities):
    Email:, Tel: 020 7450 0620

Higher education institutions: some references, projects and contacts on student mental health issues

  1. Coventry University:
    good practice on establishing a mental health support service, creating co-operative agreements with local healthcare trusts and production of guidelines on identifying and supporting students with mental health difficulties.
    Email: (Mental Health Co-ordinator)

  2. Hull University:
    a HEFCE funded project was undertaken concerned with responding effectively to students' mental health needs. A book is published in February 2002: 'Students' Mental Health Needs, Problems and Responses', edited by Nicky Stanley (Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Hull) and Jill Manthorpe (Reader in Community Care, University of Hull), ISBN 1 85302 983 1, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Chapters include the issue of student suicide and a further report on this subject can be obtained from

  3. Leicester University:
    Student Psychological Health Project (a HEFCE funded project) resources including training materials,

  4. University College Northampton:
    good practice guides on supporting students experiencing mental health difficulties, including guidelines for making special examination arrangements, guidance for invigilators on panic attacks and how to manage them and procedures for advising and managing a student in distress, (see under Student Services - guidance and information for staff).

  5. Nottingham Trent University, Loughborough University,
    South Nottingham College and Loughborough College:

    HEFCE funded project concerned with the collaborative development of support and transition initiatives for students with mental health difficulties,
    (Also involvement by University and Loughborough College in development of website:

  6. Oxford Brookes University:
    Oxford Student Mental Health Network, an action research project (HEFCE funded) focusing on student mental health issues in Oxford,

  7. University of Teesside:
    website providing information and guidance for anyone who is experiencing a mental health difficulty or anyone who is supporting someone in distress,

Useful references and resources on mental health issues (including training materials and information leaflets)

  1. "Contact: A Directory for Mental Health": an extensive directory of resources and organisations produced by the Department of Health in association with Focus on Mental Health,
    Email:, Fax: 01623 724524

  2. Bristol Crisis Service for Women (training and information on self-injury):, Tel: 0117 9251119

  3. Depression Alliance: Tel:0207 207 3293

  4. Eating Disorders Association:
    Email: Tel: 01603 619090

  5. Manic Depression Fellowship:
    Email:, Tel:0207 793 2600

  6. Mental Health Foundation:
    Email:, Tel: 0207 535 7400

  7. Mind:
    Email:, Tel: 020 8519 2122

  8. Mindout for Mental Health:

  9. Rethink (previously National Schizophrenia Fellowship)
    General Enquiries: 0845 456 0455 or
    National Advice: 020 8974 6814 e-mail:
    (open 10am to 3pm, Monday to Friday)

  10. Papyrus (prevention of young suicide):
    Lodge House
    Thompson Park
    BB11 2RU
    Tel: 01282 432555
    Fax: 01282 432777

    HOPELine UK: 08000 68 41 41 (Papyrus helpline is available to anyone, friends, families or professionals, who are worried that someone they know may be feeling suicidal or who is feeling suicidal themselves.  It is staffed by mental health professionals who will give practical help and advice.  The line is open everyday and calls are free from BT landlines).

7.2. Sample flow charts

Please note that these flowcharts do not contain new material, but are simply alternative ways of displaying certain guidelines given elsewhere in the manual (see links below).

7.2.1. Practical guidelines for staff supporting students with possible mental health difficulties

The practical guidelines for staff flow chart is available in Word and PDF file formats. This flowchart is simply a summary of the guidelines found in Sections 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3 and 3.2.4.

7.2.2. Practical guidelines for students supporting others with possible mental health difficulties

The practical guidelines for students flow chart is available in Word and PDF file formats. This flowchart is simply a summary of the guidelines found in Section 4.2.2

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