Informatics Personal Tutor Guide

Informatics Personal Tutor Guide

A quick guide to Personal Tutor information for Informatics staff

Mental Health

Mental health issues can affect people at any time and if this starts to affect students adversely, Personal Tutors can listen to them and sign post them to the appropriate support services. The Student Support Team can help recommend a variety of support services from the University and in Edinburgh, depending on the situation. The most common referral is for student counselling and to the Chaplaincy drop-in listening service.

The Helping Distressed Students Guide is useful for identifying when a student may be in difficulty and advice on how to respond.

Appropriate actions for students to take in relation to their studies might be requesting extensions for coursework, applying for special circumstances (both of which can be done via the Student Support Team) and obtaining any relevant adjustments via Student Disability Services.

Personal Tutors and Student Support Team should update the student’s EUCLID Meetings/Notes section with a brief note with any significant interactions of this nature as appropriate. Personal Tutors can also keep the Student Support Team informed of any potential mental health problems with a student who can advise on any further action if required.


Helpful links:

Helping Distressed Students Guide

Worried About a Student Guide

Here To Help Guide for Students

Quick guide: Special Circumstances

Quick guide: Student Disability Services

Quick guide: Counselling and Other Support

Quick guide: Immediate Risk of Harm

EUCLID how-to: Adding Meetings/Notes


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