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Dedicated Wellbeing Services centre opens on campus

Sunny Hill House will provide a safe and welcoming space for Middlesex students to seek help and support with personal challenges they are facing

Sunny Hill HouseA brand new Wellbeing Services centre in the heart of Middlesex University’s London campus has been opened by Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Blackman.

Sunny Hill House brings together the whole of the University’s wellbeing team in a dedicated space featuring private consultation rooms, disabled parking and access, and a secluded garden.

The Disability and Dyslexia Support and Counselling and Mental Health teams will use it as a base to help dyslexic students facing challenges with their studies, provide emotional and psychological support to those in need of counselling, and assist disabled students in maximising their university experience.

"Our Wellbeing Service has now been brought together for the benefit of all of our students" - Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim Blackman

More than 900 students have been recorded as having used Middlesex’s Disability and Dyslexia Service and it is hoped that the new centre will enable the University reach many more, including international and EU students.

“For a long time our Wellbeing Service was split across different parts of the campus, but it has now all been brought together, for the benefit of all of our students,” commented Professor Blackman.

“It is very important that all students are aware of the resources that are available to support them at any time during their journey studying at Middlesex. We always strive to put students first, aiming for the best possible outcomes, and promote diversity as one of our key strengths.”

Student’s Union Vice-President Andre Thompson, who spoke at the launch, said: “The Wellbeing Services is increasingly important to the student body.

“Counselling sessions are growing, learning materials in appropriate forms are being provided, and extra time on coursework and exams too. I’ve seen first-hand the struggles that students face, with some people very close to me going through the hardest of times. So it is refreshing to see that several initiatives are being taken to ensure the Wellbeing Service is known.”

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