If you feel distressed or in need of support and guidance about how to look after your own mental health, or if you have concerns about someone else’s mental wellbeing, please contact one of the department’s Mental Health First Aiders. They have received training to understand mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing. They will listen to you non-judgementally and confidentially, and will guide you to further support. 


    List of qualified Mental Health First Aiders

    The department has a number of members who are mental health first aid trained. You are free to contact any of the first aiders below:

    Academic Faculty:

    Early Career Researchers:

    Professional Services:

    Postgraduate Students:

    Access to External Support and Resources

    If you'd prefer to access support outside the department, we have partnered with Validium to provide an extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), accessible to all Mathematical Institute staff and post-graduate research students.

    Validium can be contacted 24/7, 365 days a year, free of charge and in confidence on 0800 358 4858. Through the EAP, you can access telephone/email or in-person counselling services, alongside an array of specialist work/life advisory services.

    There is more detail on the range of EAP support available in their leaflet, and via the latest newsletter.

    EAP A5 flyer with F2F.pdf

    Read the Validium December newsletter


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