New ways to support students: Partnering with Student Space

This summer, we're delighted to announce a brand new partnership with Student Space. Created by Student Minds, the service provides a growing, diverse student and university population with access to a wide range of support services. With 1-2-1 sessions, group support, and free recovery ally training, we're glad to be on board. Read more on our website.

Some fabulous news, prior to the end of the academic year - we’ve teamed up with Student Space to expand the reach of our free, student-focused recovery services. 

From May, and throughout June and summer, we’re providing students who may be interested in learning more about both recovery, and addiction, with a selection of professional, peer-led services.

One-to-one Training

Understanding how much of a challenge it can be to speak out about any issue related to substance use, or alcohol consumption, this is a safe, confidential environment in which to start the conversation. With phone calls or remote video access, you’ll be put in direct contact with a peer-led support professional, at a time to suit you.

Following an initial assessment, you will be able to attend 6 one-to-one sessions with a peer support specialist to help with your recovery journey. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, and be guided towards other areas where you may also benefit from support.

Group Meetings

If you’re comfortable meeting up within a group setting, these small, peer-led groups are a great place to not only learn about recovery, but connect with others at the same time. This is also a great place to learn more about the community aspect of recovery, and listen to experiences from other students, if they are comfortable to share.

To register for 1-21 support, or join a group training sessions, please submit your details, here:

Recovery Ally Training

These two-hour workshops run from May, into late June and early July. Every Wednesday, from 12pm - 2pm, students will join a remote-learning workshop, hosted by an experienced, expert group facilitator. 

Each session will cover concepts of addiction, trauma, stigma, and the workshop is designed to train people to be supportive of those in recovery. 

The sessions cover:

    • Understanding recovery as a long-term process with unique implications for student success

    • Confronting myths and stigma regarding addiction and recovery

    • Using appropriate language related to addiction and recovery

    • How to listen openly to students who reach out for support and talk to students who might be struggling with substance use

    • What resources are available for people in recovery and how to access those services

    To book onto one of these sessions, please visit the following link, on the Recovery Connections website:

    About Student Space

Student Space was was created by Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, during the Coronavirus pandemic. They provide support and signposting to a wide range of services, in order to meet the needs of a diverse population of students in the country.

Student Minds has always strived to empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. And we're delighted to be part of that conversation!