Support for Students

Onyx Support understands that whilst suffering from a mental/physical condition is already a complex factor for the individual to face, anxiety and depression can also be triggered when an individual is attending higher education. This could be due to several factors such as the student having to relocate, separate from their usual support systems and services, adjust to unfamiliar methods of learning and unfamiliar professional requirements, manage studies and personal life (such as employment) and deal with financial stress. If you have been diagnosed with a physical or mental health condition, you may be entitled to Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA), which is funding that covers the support and equipment you may need. For more information on DSA and how to apply please click here.

We can support students in a variety of ways, such as: 

- Library Support Assistance

- Study Skills Support

- BSL Interpretation 

- Note Taking 

- Specialist Mentoring - Mental Health/ASD

Click here for a full list of support roles with descriptions

All staff are DBS checked and are dedicated to assisting students to improve their lives in an holistic manner, enabling them to reach their full potential. Support is tailored to each individual depending on their needs and learning styles. Sessions are provided on a one to one basis in a confidential location of the students choice, which allows for support to be given in an environment which the student feels comfortable. 

Topics that may be covered in Specialist Mentoring sessions: 

  • Managing workload

  • Time management

  • Confidence development

  • Budgeting

  • Developing good sleeping habits

  • Reducing social anxiety

  • Improving self-esteem/self-confidence

  • Motivation 

  • Concentration

  • Reducing symptoms of mental health conditions

  • Developing good habits

  • Improving memory

  • Perfectionism

  • Retaining information

  • Overcoming procrastination

  • Reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression

For more information, please contact us via the 'Contact' page.