Manchester has a large student population.  Student life can be very exciting, but also potentially stressful.  As well as the stress of examinations and deadlines, students often face living away from home for the first time, becoming more independent, moving to a new city.  For mature students it can be hard to manage the stresses of family life alongside University expectations.  Even the student social life can bring pressures and strains at a time when people are vulnerable.

For students suffering from emotional distress, the extra pressures of student life may be too much to cope with.  It may be possible for students to access specialist intense support from Moodswings if they make contact with us through their University or their DSA needs assessor. This support is aimed at helping students to manage their mental health issues and develop coping strategies so that their emotional distress does not prevent them from making a success of their time at university.

Most students will feel stressed at some point in their university life.  If you feel that your emotional distress, anxiety or mood changes are so debilitating that you need intense support then Moodswings might be able to help.  Get in touch with your university support office to find out more.  This specialist mentoring support is funded by a Disabled Student Allowance.  DSA is paid on top of other student finance and covers extra costs which students have as a result of their disability. It does not need to be repaid.  Please see below for standard nmh rates.

Manchester University

Disabled Student Office.  Students referred to us by the DSO may be entitled to receive one to one support from a personal mentor/coach who can meet up with them at our offices or on University premises on a regular basis.

http://www.dso.manchester.ac.uk/

Salford University

Salford students should contact Uni of Salford, Disability & Learner Support for advice on how to access intense Moodswings support.

http://www.advice.salford.ac.uk/disability

Moodswings – NMH Rates

Period covered – 2016/17

The table below shows NMH rates.

Note: NMH Support Rates shown per hour in the table below.

Standard Rate (in-person)

Remote Delivery (e.g. Facetime/Skype or similar) Only

Net

VAT

Total

Net

VAT

Total

Band 4 Specialist Access and Learning Facilitators
Specialist Mentor – Mental Health

£57.00

N/A

£57.00

£57.00

N/A

£57.00