Healthy Living & Wellbeing

Moving away from home and living on a budget, can be very challenging when your trying to live a healthy lifestyle, especially when you have a buzzing social life.

Here at the Students' Union we do what we can to aid you in staying healthy. We have many fitness classes that run throughout the year giving you that chance to burn off some steam and clear your mind.

We also have our very own Multi-Gym and swimming pool that will help you to keep fit during your time at Harper Adams.

If you are feeling mentally or physically unwell, this may have a negative effect on both your studies and time at Harper. Our doors are always open for private conversations if you ever feel unwell & we can try our best to help you.

The Harper Adams Gym

Here at the Harper Adams Gym we offer a well-equipped fitness suite that is being continually improved year on year. The friendly SU team are always on hand to provide you with any support and guidance you may need and our Student Services Support Officer for Sports and Societies is very enthusiastic and highly motivated by assisting students to use the facilities to the best of their advantage to improve personal fitness levels.

Counselling

Harper Adams has an excellent counselling service that caters for everybody's needs. We understand that not everyone is the same, so all of our counselling sessions are tailored specifically to you, whether you just need a chat or a longer programme of support we can help you.

If you want to find out more information about the counselling service please visit the Harper Adams University page to find out more.

Disability Support

Whatever your disability you can achieve your full potential at Harper Adams. We can offer practical help, guidance and support with your studies and university life.

We encourage students to fill out a Learner Support Self Assessment form which is available online and which you'll receive in your welcome pack before you register in September. You can ring us for a chat before you arrive so you have everything you need from day one. You don't have to tell us you have a disability but it will help us to make sure you receive the support and extra resources that will help you make the most of your time at university.

The University offers great learner support for students with disabilities, all you have to do is ask for the help. More information about getting help can be found here.

Sexual Health

For any sexual health problems, the University Surgery or Lindon Hall are on hand to help you out. For more serious concerns, the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford is only 15 minutes away.

If you do think that you have a problem, please shelve your pride - see a doctor; they've seen it all before and there is nothing to be embarrassed about.

Do remember, if you're not happy, please, please talk to someone - anyone - whether it's a friend you trust, your wardens, Student Services, The Students' Union or a counsellor at Harper. Don't be embarrassed - they've heard it all before and we really just want everyone to have the best time here and be as happy as can be.

Free condoms are available to all students in a easy-to-access bowl, so take some whenever needed. These are located outside Student Services office in the Faccenda building.

Further Reading

NHS Choices - Useful information on Student Health.

Nightline - A listening, support and information service run by students for students.

Consent is everything -Make sure you get consent

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