Managing Student Mental Health as a Personal Tutor

More and more students are turning to personal tutors for guidance on how they can receive help to deal with mental health issues. This theme sets out how personal tutors can help students manage their own mental health. There are 11 short films available to view; a reflective exercise you can undertake; and a link to an NHS apps website.

Further films Further resources

Further Films

There are nine further films looking at how to spot issues and personal tutor experiences of supporting students with their mental health.

The ABCs of personal tutoring: awareness, boundaries, communication.
5 minutes

The film highlights the ABCs of personal tutoring and mental health: awareness, boundaries, communication.

Using early personal tutor meetings to build relationships.
4 minutes

The film shows a number of personal tutors discussing how they have built relationships with students.

Understanding student mental health.
4 minutes

An introduction to mental health and how different student experiences may have an impact on student mental health.

Recognising signs and handling difficulties with students’ mental health.
4 minutes

The film shows a number of personal tutors discussing how they have spotted signs of student mental health stress and how they responded as personal tutors.

Student mental health support from the University Counselling and Health Services.
8 minutes

University Counselling and Health Services discuss the help they provide to students and personal tutors in their engagement with students.

[Richard Ward, Louise Knowles, Dr Helen Winter]

Colleagues and central services: Referrals for students and support for staff.
3 minutes

The film shows a number of personal tutors discussing examples of helping students seek support from University services.

[Dr Sam Marsh, Dr Katherine Inskip, Dr Asha Akram]

Looking after your own mental health.
4 minutes

The film sets out tips on how to look after your own mental health as a personal tutor.

Self-care tips from personal tutors.
4 minutes

The film shows a number of personal tutors discussing their self-care tips.

Fostering student mental health and wellbeing in the context of being a personal tutor.
19 minutes and 12 minutes Q&A

A presentation on the issue of student mental health in higher education and the role personal tutors can play in helping students.

[Dr Emma Broglia SRHE video]

Further Resources

NHS Apps Library

Find digital tools to help you manage and improve your health.

A minute to be mindful - reflective exercise.