We will match you with a student who you can talk to informally and confidentially, about anything related to student life: how to get through the year successfully, as well as anything that might be worrying you or getting you down whilst being a student, e.g. starting University, loneliness, balancing studies, jobs and family life etc.
Many Hands can’t make referrals for counselling or therapy or G.P. services and we can’t give you advice on your academic work or coursework submissions.
If you need help with these sorts of issues, please contact the Student Support Services team at your place of study.
Select your place of study:
—Please choose an option—FutureworksMatrix CollegePoint Blank Music SchoolRegent College LondonRichmondSAE InstituteThe Academy of Contemporary MusicThe Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Your email address:
Your phone number:
Personal characteristics (as defined by the funding criteria):
Black, Asian or Minority EthnicMature Student (21+)Creative Arts Student
Where did you first here about the Many Hands Project:
The following questions are included to help us make sure we meet students’ needs and improve the peer mentoring programme. Your responses to these questions will remain anonymous.
1. What are your reasons for thinking of taking part in the Many Hands mentoring programme?
Select all that apply.
a. To have someone I can talk to confidentiallyb. To get advice and guidance from someone who may have a similar experience to mec. To build connections with my peersd. To find out more about how I can enjoy my time in HEe. To build my confidencef. To feel less isolatedg. To find out how I can manage my academic workh. Other (please specify)
2. Why do you think a mentor might be helpful?
Select all that apply.
a. Some with similar experience and/or interests to meb. Someone who will listen to mec. Someone to offer some support and adviced. Someone to spend time with sociallye. Other (please specify)
3. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements:
a. I feel I am engaging well with the social side of my HE experience
Disagree stronglyDisagree moderatelyNeither agree nor disagreeAgree moderatelyAgree strongly
b. I feel I am engaging well with the academic side of my HE experience
c. I feel a sense of connection and belonging at my institution
d. I feel accepted and valued at my institution
e. I sometimes feel a sense of loneliness and isolation
4. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the following statements:
a. I would feel confident disclosing mental ill-health and challenges to my institution
b. I would feel confident disclosing mental ill-health and challenges to a friend or family member
c. I would feel confident disclosing mental ill-health and challenges to a tutor
d. I would feel confident disclosing mental ill-health and challenges to a relevant professional
5. Is there anything worrying you about the Many Hands project or do you have any questions you would like to ask at this point?
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