The RVC provides a wide range of welfare services to help you with your time at University. Each year we try and improve these services with the help of the staff at the RVC.
The SU Officers
The SU has a team of students dedicated to welfare. The SU President and VP team consists of your elected student union Vice-President for Welfare, Hatti Smart and 4 other passionate student volunteers. The team help organise events throughout the year promoting welfare as well as being a student representatives for the RVC.
Free Condoms (including non-latex ones), Chlamydia Tests and even Pregnancy Tests are available upon request. They are also there to lend an ear if you have a problem and are always available to contact by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. All information is always treated as confidential.
There are many charities that are availble to help with information or just there to lend an ear. Below is a list of organistions you may find helpful.
- Nightline- Student advice service
- Alcohol Problems
- Drug Problems
- Debt Problems
- Housing Problems
- Mental Health
- Worried about a friend?
- Violence and Rape
- Citizens Advice
- Sexual Health (Potters Bar)
- Sexual Health (Camden)
Having a good work/life balance is vital to helping you enjoy the courses at the RVC, and looking after your mental wellbeing is really important. There are lots and lots of resources for you to use on this site http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/support-for-students/health-and-wellbeing#panel-help-lines-and-self-help
The RVC is a member of the Big White Wall, which is a safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals.
If you don’t want to engage with RVC services you can self-refer yourself to iCope in Camden for free, confidential help for problems such as stress, worry, depression and insomnia or at Hawkshead you can self-refer to the Wellbeing Service this service provides psychological interventions for people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety disorders including Panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress and Health Anxiety.
Mind is a local charity in Camden that supports people with mental illness. Below are some documents provided by them, with the aim to support students suffering with mental health issues - just click on the title to open: