Mental Health Advisory Service (MHAS)

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

We work with a range of mental health needs, these include:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Difficulties with relationships
  • Eating disorders
  • Emerging mental health disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Mental health needs that may require input from external mental health services

*This list is not exhaustive*

If you are experiencing 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 Care planning
  • Risk management
  • Crisis management
  • 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
  • Dialective Behavioural Therapy (BT), informed skills course
  • Pathway navigation
  • Liaison

Alongside these interventions, we take an educational approach to mental health and deliver courses designed for the University community, supporting a healthy and safe campus.

Our goal is to take a proactive and early intervention approach to the management of student mental health, we are committed to the recovery approach. The team has the underpinning values of Care, Compassion, Collaboration and Inclusion. 

We do not replace NHS services including crisis interventions, we complement them. We work in partnership to support student mental health and ensure access to the right pathways.

The first point of contact to the Mental Health Advisory Service is via the Wellbeing Practitioners. Wellbeing Practitioners will offer an initial assessment and refer you to the team indicated by your needs.


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.