New mental wellbeing peer support

We have a new team in place to help support any member of staff with their mental wellbeing.

The LJMU Connectors are on hand to provide peer support and make sure colleagues have access to the appropriate resources and services.

The connectors are receiving ongoing training to spot early signs of mental ill health, listen to staff in confidence and without judgement, and to make sure people can access professional support.

The roles are in addition to our existing wellbeing services and are part of LJMU's commitment to providing an environment where people feel supported and are able to thrive.

The connectors are based in academic and professional service teams across our campuses.

If you feel you need confidential advice or support around your wellbeing, please contact the connector in your area (you are welcome to approach a connector from a different area of LJMU if you are more comfortable doing so, but please be assured that all contacts are completely confidential).




Dr Emma Ashworth

Lecturer in Psychology, School of Psychology

James Parsons Building

Philip Bakstad

Student Inclusion Lead, Student Advice and Wellbeing Services

Student Life Building

Ian Beattie

Senior Lecturer, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

Student Life Building

Danielle Coogan

Administrative Assistant, Astrophysics Research Institute

Liverpool Science Park (IC2 Building)

Jane Eme-Power

HRM Lecturer, Faculty of Law and Business

Redmonds Building

Karen Forman

Careers and Employability Adviser in Student Futures (previously Careers Team)

Student Life Building (Summer); Careers Zone, Byrom Street or Student Life Building (from September)

Dr Scott Foster

PhD Programme Leader, School of Doctoral Management Studies

Redmonds Building

Ian Gould-Jones

University Timetable and Assessment Manager, Academic Registry

Exchange Station

Dr Teri Howson-Griffiths

Lecturer in Drama, Liverpool Screen School

John Foster Modular Building

Abdul Khalique

Head of Maritime Centre/Programme Leader Nautical Science, School of Engineering

James Parsons Building

Dean McShane

Mental Health Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health

Tithebarn Building

Nick Medforth

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health

Tithebarn Building

Lucy South

HR Resourcing Assistant, Human Resources

Exchange Station

Sharlene Whittle

Projects Co-ordinator, Clean Growth UK, Faculty of Engineering and Technology

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