At ICMP we want you to take full advantage of the opportunities that open up to you whilst studying music with us and we've invested in our student services to help make this happen.
Our Disability and Wellbeing team are in place to help you access the essential support required to maximise your potential during your studies. We know that studying can be tough, likewise moving away from home for the first time. Life also has a habit of throwing obstacles in our way when we least expect them. This is why our team are in place, they are there to help support you through the problems you may encounter whilst studying with us and also to ensure that those with specific support needs access the appropriate support.
What the team offers
The ICMP Disability and Wellbeing team provide a range of services to students, these include:
- Carrying out Dyslexia Screening
- Signposting SPLD Diagnostic Assessment at reduced rates
- Facilitating applications for Disabled Students Allowance
- Facilitating disability support within ICMP
- Providing signposting to specialist services not provided at ICMP
- Providing information on maintaining wellbeing as a music student
We treat student wellbeing as a priority and acknowledge the challenges presented by life as a music student. Our Wellbeing Team reinforces the commitment of all ICMP teams to good mental and physical health and happiness. We can support students to locate the appropriate organisations and professionals able to offer direct support.
Alongside supporting students with specific needs, our team also host a variety of 'Wellbeing' events throughout the year aimed at boosting our student's health, confidence and general wellbeing. Please see below for further detail around the types of support on offer at ICMP.
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If you have questions around specific support needs, or student life in general at ICMP, please don't hesitate to contact our Admissions Team who will be happy to help. The team can be reached on 020 7328 0222 or via email at email@example.com
How we support students
Mental Health Advisers
Wellbeing can take a variety of forms ranging from support around performance to dealing with emotional and psychological issues.
Support is accessible via a triage system where students can either get in contact with us via email or our online student portal known as MyICMP.
If counselling support is needed, then ICMP students can access six weeks of free counselling including an initial assessment. A waiting list is in place when demand is high
Online Mental Health Service
Students also have access to an innovative online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programmes, creative outlets and a community that cares. The service is free to ICMP students and available 24/7, 365 days a year and in place so that students can even access support and guidance outside of normal office hours and weekends.
The Alexander Technique is a practice to release you from habits and tensions that prevent you from finding your natural state of balance and becoming the best musician you can be.
All students can access discounted Alexander Technique lessons from our experienced teacher who specialises in working with musicians. Find out more about Alexander Technique at ICMP
Our Wellbeing team offers a wide range of events over the academic year to help keep students refreshed and recharged. Previous events have included refresh and recharge, performance wellness, health week, goal setting, yoga, mindfulness and drama.
Safeguarding is also part of the Disability and Wellbeing team’s responsibilities. Led by a Designated Safeguarding Lead, the team features representatives from various departments within ICMP and is in place to protect young people and adults at risk.
Our dedicated Disability Advisers provide advice, guidance and support to all disabled students. They support students to apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) as well as arranging access to any support resulting from needs assessments.
The Disability Adviser’s role includes:
- Organising dyslexia screenings
- Assisting students with referrals for full diagnostic screenings
- Assisting and facilitating in DSA applications
- Assisting students to organise their 1:1 support with specialist tutors
- Facilitating institutional reasonable adjustments for students (eg. special arrangements for exams and other on-course support arrangements)
Students may claim DSA in addition to student finance loans and grants to cover any extra study-related costs they incur due to an impairment, mental health condition, or learning difficulty. The amount they receive depends on their individual needs not on their income, or that of parents or partner.
Get in touch
If you have questions around accessing support please don't hesitate to contact our Admissions Team who will be happy to help. The team can be contacted on 020 3666 0398 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The role of Mental Health Adviser is to work with students across the full spectrum of mental health difficulties ensuring they obtain appropriate treatment, support & adjustments to enable them to successfully complete their studies.
A Mental Health Adviser can help if a student:
- has an existing mental health condition
- is feeling anxious or depressed
- is worried about their mental health
- wants to plan how to stay well whilst studying at ICMP.
What our Mental Health Advisers offer?
- Advice if you or a student is concerned about the mental health of another student
- Working with the Disability Advisers, looking at any practical support requirements a student may need as a result of their mental health health issues, such as extra time for exams.
- Liaison with, or referral to other ICMP functions or external agencies, such as NHS services or third party organisations.
- Organisation of Mental Wellbeing Campaigns and events.
- Advice and training to teaching and support staff within ICMP.
Get in touch
If you have questions around accessing support please don't hesitate to contact our Admissions Team who will be happy to help. The team can be contacted on 020 7328 0222 or via email at email@example.com