ABS Launches New Support For Students

Following recent collaboration with Anxiety UK we are really pleased to announce expansion of the mental health support we offer and are now able to provide funding for an annual student membership to Anxiety UK. 

Mental health is an important issue in all walks of life. As it is more openly discussed there seems to be more people stepping forward with these problems. Within the profession, particularly, there is a long hours working culture with pressing deadlines. This culture is taught from undergraduate level and increasingly we are finding that the pressure can be too much at times.

At the Society, we believe that your wellbeing should be looked after whilst studying. We understand that therapy can be expensive and waiting lists can be long. As a result we have partnered with Anxiety UK to provide a student membership which could be available to you free of charge if you are studying architecture, architectural technology or landscape architecture within the UK.

This membership includes access to the wellbeing app Headspace. Headspace aims to make meditation accessible to everyone and does this through a smartphone app full of "guided meditations" — audio sessions where one of the company's creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation.

The AUK Student Membership also includes:

  • A dedicated helpline for those working and studying in the architectural professions. 
  • Access to reduced cost therapies                                
  • One year’s free subscription to Headspace (worth approx. £72)
  • Access to specialist email and helpline support
  • Subscription to Anxious Times magazine
  • Access to AUK Member’s area and other free online resources
  • Access to exclusive AUK Member’s only online message boards
  • 10% off a Listening Books membership (normally between £20 and £45 per year).
  • A free copy of The Student Guide To Understanding Anxiety
  • 20% discount on purchases of Kalms Lavender One-A-Day Capsules

How does it work?

Contact AUK directly on 0844 848 7921 or email abs@anxietyuk.org.uk and let them know your course title, university and which year of study you are in. AUK will take your details and arrange the membership for you. We will cover the cost! It’s as simple as that!

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