Mental Health Advisory Service (MHAS)

We support students with mental health difficulties during their time at the University of Liverpool

We support students with a range of mental health disorders, including:

  • Personality disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Mood disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessional Compulsive Disorder
  • Mental health needs that may require input from external mental health services

If you are experiencing a significant level of mental distress, we provide a range of evidence-based interventions that improve symptoms, functioning, quality of life and inclusion within the University community and beyond. These include:

  • Casework
  • Assessment and the development of personalised action plans,
  • Risk management planning
  • Support with crisis management as well as ongoing support
  • Referrals for specialist assessments and treatment from your GP or other NHS providers as necessary
  • We liaise with academic support and student services to support student mental health and performance
  • Skills groups with a focus on the management of mental wellbeing.

Alongside these interventions, we take an educational approach to mental health and have workshops and courses designed for the University community.

Our goal is to take a proactive and preventative approach to the management of student mental health, we are committed to the recovery approach. The team has underpinning values of care, compassion, collaboration and inclusion. 

The service does not replace NHS services including crisis interventions, it complements them. We work in partnership to support student mental health and ensure access to the right pathway.

The first point of contact to the Mental Health Advisory service is via the Wellbeing Advisor. Wellbeing Advisors will offer an initial assessment and refer you to our team if you meet the requirements.

To access the service please contact the Wellbeing Advisors:

Speak to a Wellbeing Practitioner

If you are unable to find an answer to your query on our web pages you can contact our Wellbeing Team by completing this quick and easy form.