Mental Health Advisers

Welcome to the Mental Health Adviser Website

Mental Health

  • Are you worried about a student’s mental health?
  • Are you experiencing stress or distress which is affecting your studies?
  • Are you concerned about an unexplained change in someone’s behaviour, mood or appearance?
  • Are you, or is a student you know, struggling to cope with day-to-day activities?
  • A Mental Health Adviser may be able to help.

Who are we?

Cheryl, Fiona and Fiona are active participants in the University Mental Health Advisers Network which aims to share good practice and influence developments across the sector.

For mental health emergencies see or contact your GP or Emergency Services.

What do we do?

  • Provide information about mental health issues, and the services and support which might be available.
  • Assess mental health needs and help to avert or manage crisis situations.
  • Signpost students to other services, when appropriate, such as GP, Student Counselling Service, or Community Mental Health Team.
  • Help to establish academic and other support needs and work with departments and other service providers to put a learning support plan in place.
  • Advise on strategies to make studying more manageable, depending upon the particular support needs and the barriers faced by individual students.
  • In conjunction with the Bangor Access Centre, assist students who may be eligible to apply for Disabled Students Allowance from their funding body, and arrange for funded support to be put in place.

How to contact us, or make an appointment:

Please complete this self-assessment form to assist us in understanding your current issues. Thank you.

If you are seeking Counselling please follow this link.

A Mental Health Adviser is usually available between 10:00am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday. You can make an appointment by phoning 01248 383620 / 382032 or via email.

The current waiting time for an assessment appointment is 4 working days. We offer a strictly limited number of 30 minute support sessions which can only be booked on the same day or previous working day.

Current students who are not based on Bangor Campus can complete the self assessment to request contact by email, telephone or Skype.

For further sources of mental health information and support see:

Mental Health Advice Drop In

Cheryl Parkinson, Fiona Rickard and Fiona Hill, Bangor University’s Mental Health Advisers, have joined up with Bangor Students Union to offer you a number of drop in sessions. If you would like to drop by, the dates and venue for the sessions are here.

Where are we?

Student Services, Lower Ground Floor, Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor. It can be accessed via College Road or Love Lane.

Please see the online location map for Neuadd Rathbone.

  • There are 2 entrances to Disability Services:.
    1. Using the Lift: go through the automatic glass door at the far left-hand side of Rathbone and follow the corridor to the lift. We are on floor “-1” (that’s the lower ground floor). Out of the lift, follow the corridor through the waiting room and double doors to reception.
    2. Follow the footpath at the side of the automatic glass door at the far left-hand side of Rathbone to Disability Services and down the steps and around the building. This takes you to further steps / ramp up to the main entrance.
  • Alternatively you can access entrance 2 through the gates off Love Lane and use the ramp, thereby avoiding steps.