The RVC provides a wide range of welfare services to help you with your time at University and as an SU each year we try and help work with the colllege to improve these services and enhance them with events of our own!
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 and 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 email@example.com. 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.
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 https://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/support-for-students/getting-support/advice-centre/health-and-wellbeing
The RVC is a member of the Togetherall, 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 find self-help resources or self-refer to Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies here (https://www.hpft-iapt.nhs.uk/resources-and-self-help)
Mind is a local charity in Camden that supports people with mental illness. They have a webpage dedicated to student life and mental health, which you can access here (https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/student-life/about-student-mental-health/)
For LGBTQIA+ mental health, they also have a useful webpage here (https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/lgbtqia-mental-health/about-lgbtqia-mental-health/), with a list of useful contacts and where to access support.