All Things SED Editor

I am the Web and Marketing Administrator in the School of English and Drama. Amongst my various roles, I run the School's website (www.sed.qmul.ac.uk) and its Twitter feed (@QMULsed). I also manage the running of the School's Open Days and draft promotional materials.

Mental Health Support for Students and Staff

Today (Thursday 1 March) is University Mental Health Day, so a good opportunity to share this news.

Suzi Lewis and Rupert Dannreuther have completed the QMUL-organised Mental Health First Aid training recently and are now Mental Health First Aiders for the School.  During office hours they can be contacted in cases of mental health emergencies, whether these involve students or staff. Outside office hours please use the QM emergency number (0207 882 3333), or call 999.

Rupert and Suzi have been trained to listen non-judgementally, recognise warning signs of crisis and mental health conditions, and know about and can advise on professional help within Queen Mary, and where it is available from other providers. Their training can also help them recognise situations where someone may be in immediate danger when we should call 999 or 0207 882 3333 on campus.

Suzi and Rupert can be contacted during the SED Admin Office opening hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm, and 2pm to 5pm) as follows:

Rupert x8910, email r.dannreuther@qmul.ac.uk; Suzi x8560, email suzi.lewis@qmul.ac.uk.

A reminder of the sources of help for students and staff at Queen Mary:

1. Advice and Counselling Service (ACS): Offers frontline advice and counselling services to students and staff.

2. Disability and Dyslexia Service (DDS): Offers support for all students with disabilities, specific learning difficulties and diagnosed mental health issues.

  • Opening hours: 10-4pm
  • Email: dds@qmul.ac.uk
  • Call: +44 (0) 20 7882 2756

3. For QMUL staff (and their friends and family) only:

  • Workplace Options: A confidential phone helpline and online services who can organise counselling, give advice on where to get help and support.
  • Opening hours: 24/7
  • Call: 0800 243 458 (username and password not required)
  • Email: assistance@workplaceoptions.com
  • Website: http://www.workplaceoptions.co.uk (username: queenmary and password: employee is required).

 

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