Bolton students praised for Covid-19 support
23 2 2022
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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University of Bolton students going through a tough time can now access free online support with a new service, Big White Wall.
Whether they are stressed, struggling to sleep, feeling low or not coping, Big White Wall helps them take control, feel better and supported.
The anonymous service provides round-the-clock online peer and professional support, with trained counsellors 365 days a year. It provides a safe space online for students to get things off their chest, explore feelings, learn how to improve and self-manage their mental health and well-being.
A member of the university’s Life Lounge team was available in Chancellor’s Mall on results day, Thursday 27 June, to engage with students and provide further information about the service.
Henry Jones, CEO of Big White Wall, said: “I am delighted to welcome the University of Bolton to our Big White Wall community and to provide 24/7 online mental health support to all of their students.”
The university’s Well-Being Co-ordinator Kate Rigby said: “We’re delighted to be working with Big White Wall to support our students’ mental health and well-being. This is a vital lifeline for our students and we know it has an extremely positive impact at other higher education institutions that use it.
“Most members report feeling better and more able to cope with university life as a result of using the service.”
To join Big White Wall’s supportive online community, students can go to bigwhitewall.com and sign up with their university email address. They then choose an anonymous username to use the service.