of Music, Health and Wellbeing, I oversee the work of the RNCM's Health & Wellbeing
Hub and teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students. I also
undertake my own research. My role includes managing a interdisciplinary team
of academic and support staff, who are here to advise, inform, train, educate
and support you. It's my pleasure to work with wonderful colleagues who
collaborate daily on an integrated approach to student wellbeing.
Location: Student Wellbeing Office located in Student Enquiries
We can help and support you
in all areas relating to your wellbeing. For example:
If you are feeling unwell, have physical, pain
or an injury, we can advise you on how to get treatment, perhaps from a doctor
nearby or from another medical professional.
If you are having personal problems for example
if you are feeling low or having difficulties with friends or family, we will
talk to you about what’s going on and offer support.
If there is an issue that is affecting your
studies, your assessments or your attendance at classes, we can help you.
If you have a condition or disability that
affects your studies, we can put support in place for you so that you’re not
disadvantaged at college.
You can speak to us if you have any questions
about settling into the RNCM or adjusting to life in a new city.
Please do get in touch if there’s any support that you may
need. We are here to help you and anything that you tell us will be
confidential – this means that we won’t share that information with anyone else
without your permission (unless we have serious concerns for someone’s safety).
You can email one of us or you can email Wellbeing@rncm.ac.uk (this will come
through to both of us)
We can arrange to meet in person or on Zoom to
talk more about how you are and what you need. Email us to arrange a time.
Our office is located in Student Enquiries so
you can drop in there when it’s open to ask if we’re available. If we’re not
then please email us and we can find another time to see you.
Our Lecturer in
Musicians’ Health & Wellbeing will deliver a whole range of exciting
sessions across different modules. Equip is a series of wellbeing workshops for
which you can sign up whenever you want to. We cover many wellbeing topics such
as physical wellbeing, nutrition, sleep and prevention of injury, relaxation
techniques, motivation, prevention and management of performance anxiety,
focus, concentration and memorization strategies.
Counselling provides an opportunity for you to explore any issues
you may wish to talk about with someone who is not directly involved in the
situation you are trying to deal with. This may be about anything that is on
your mind, or which may be affecting you and/or the way you relate to others.
The College counsellors won’t pass judgement or give advice
but try and assist you to find your own solutions. Their main concern is to
help you discover a more fulfilling and satisfying way of leading your life.
The service is free of charge and anything you choose to bring
to counselling will be treated with confidentiality.