Health and wellbeing
The Student Wellbeing Service is experienced in providing confidential support to students around issues of sex, gender, sexuality and sexual orientation.
It is always advisable to let your personal tutor or course leader know if you are having difficulties affecting your studies – they are there to help, and can offer useful advice and support. Consult your GP if you are feeling persistently low, or if your difficulties are significantly affecting your daily functioning.
The University library has copies of the following books which could be useful:
- Ford, V - Overcoming Sexual Problems - 616.85830651/FOR
The following self-help resources are recommended by the Student Wellbeing Service:
Families Together London
London-based support and information service for friends and families of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people, run by parent volunteers. The organisation works towards a society that offers fair and equal treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Billed as the 'UK's largest independent therapy organisation working with gender and sexual diversity clients', the website offers self-help resources and hosts the Directory of Pink Therapists – qualified therapists who adopt a sexuality-affirmative stance and do not see sexual or gender variation as a sickness.