Wellbeing and disability
At De Montfort University we are creating an environment that focuses on your health and wellbeing to help you to live a healthy, happy and productive life. That includes providing you with resources that support your development and studies, helping you to succeed and to achieve your potential.
For information on how DMU's response to COVID-19 may affect your studies, please visit our dedicated advice page.
The DAS team are committed to providing leading support to enable students to achieve their full potential. We know that each person's disability can affect them in different ways, so the support we offer is flexible and tailored to each individual.
We aim to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to fully participate in their chosen course and university experience. We encourage students and applicants to inform us about a disability or medical condition as early as possible, so that relevant support can be arranged for their studies. This can include liaising with academics, the exams office and other key teams to ensure that all support is in place.
Counselling offers you the opportunity to talk in confidence with someone who is impartial and separate from work, social and family life. The Wellbeing Team also offer a fantastic range of #HealthyDMU Masterclasses, including mindfulness and many more. These masterclasses are an opportunity to develop life skills such as managing pressure effectively and getting the most out of your confidence. These are available to book online via MyGateway.
Coming to university is for the majority of students a fantastic experience. It's a chance to meet new people, have lots of new opportunities, achieve your academic goals and work towards a career.
We want to try and ensure that all students have a positive experience at DMU. So it is important that you ask for advice and support as early as possible to reduce any impact on your mental health.
The Mental Health team offer support around practical, day to day solutions to various issues.
- The Mental Health Team support students with existing mental health conditions in addition to offering advice/support on the following: Assessment of whether practical adjustment’s could be made to teaching, coursework hand-in times or exams, to try and reduce the impact that a mental health condition has on the your studies at university.
- Support when discussing needs to teaching staff should this be required.
- Practical goal setting and suggestions of how to address certain issues you may be experiencing.
- Support accessing local statutory services such as the NHS.
- Signposting to agencies who are able to support students with alcohol and substance use issues.
- Signposting to counselling services
All students and staff have the right to feel respected, safe and supported. DMU and DSU are committed to providing and promoting an environment which is free from harassment and discrimination. Unwanted sexual comments, advances or assaults have no place at DMU or anywhere else.
DMU has a team of trained professionals who are here to listen to you and ensure you receive the very best support and help.