BIMM Partners with Mental Health support provider ‘Big White Wall’
BIMM Institute is delighted to announce that it has recently partnered with ‘Big White Wall’, a leading provider in online community mental health support.
Students and staff who are going through a tough time at any of our five UK colleges can now access free online support with Big White Wall. Whether it’s having trouble sleeping, feeling low, stressed or unable to cope, Big White Wall can assist by offering support and helping you to take control of the situation.
Will Cooper, Head Of Student Services at BIMM London commented on the new partnership, saying:
“We are delighted to be working with ‘Big White Wall’ one of the leading providers in online community mental health support. We hope this service can bring comfort and support during the hours when regular services may not be available.
Students and staff can use this web forum to instantly seek support from peers and professionals in a safe and moderated way. Importantly this has been introduced as a free service to our whole BIMM community and is accessible 24/7.”
The service provides access to an online global community and professional support from trained professionals, providing a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your own mental health and wellbeing.
Most members report feeling better and more able to cope with their workloads as a result of using the service and nearly 90% use Big White Wall outside of 9-5pm. A fully confidential service.
Users of the service are totally anonymous to other members in the community, and your personal information is kept secure while you are on the site. BIMM will not be informed if you’ve signed up to Big White Wall or know of your activity on the service unless they are seriously concerned about your safety.
This new partnership adds to BIMM’s various student support initiatives which include our Student Support staff at each college, advice clinic blog posts, student mentoring scheme and student associations such as the Women’s Society, Vegan Society, Football Club, Running Club and more.
To join, simply go to bigwhitewall.com and sign up under ‘organisation’ with your academic e-mail address.