University can be a challenging time, even when you’re feeling your best. When you are experiencing poor mental health, it can seem impossible. Educational mental health mentoring is specifically designed to teach you the tools you need in order to undertake everyday activities that previously felt unmanageable.
Mentoring will help you set achievable goals, learn coping techniques and break previous negative patterns of behaviour, so that you can make the most of your time at University. The skills you learn will also ready you for the next step after education, be that employment or higher-level education.
As an educational mentor and an ex University lecturer and academic tutor for higher education. My experience gives me a unique insight into the best ways to support students through their chosen academic path. Everyone is different and it’s my job to use my skills to establish what will work for each student I mentor. As well as, building mutual trust and working hard to achieve and maintain a positive ongoing mentor and mentee relationship.
Being an educational mentor has its rewards, I am delighted to be able to report that this year alone, ten of my mentees graduated with 2:1 hons. Here are some of the comments I have received.
“Craig continually helps me to focus on improving my confidence. He also helps me ensure that I find time in my busy schedule for family time and ‘me time’.”
“Craig has really supported me through my homelessness. He has given me strategies to manage my stress and anxiety through this time while continuing my studies.”
“Craig helped me to find something to keep me going. Craig gave me the support to try to focus on the good. Wish, I didn’t have to say goodbye.”
Resource: Rethink Mental Health have produced a good factsheet on studying and mental health
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