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Student Hub

Welcome to the MSE ICS Health Care students resources page! We’re here to provide you with resources that will make your placement experience smoother and more fulfilling.

We understand that being a student in the healthcare profession can be challenging, which is why we’ve put together a variety of resources to help you succeed.

We also care about your well-being and want to make sure that you have the resources you need to stay healthy and happy while on placement. we put together a range of resources that you can access today.

We value your feedback, and we’re committed to updating and adding new resources based on your suggestions. We want to make sure that our resources are always relevant and useful for you.

Thank you for working with us, and we hope that our resources page can be a valuable asset for you during your time with us.


Here for you – support service for health and care staff

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) and Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) have launched a new support service in response to the pandemic, specifically for people who work in healthcare, social care, the voluntary sector or the not-for-profit sector.

If you work in these areas in Essex or Hertfordshire and need someone to talk to, we are here for you. You can also talk to us if you work in an Essex or Hertfordshire organisation, but your work base is elsewhere.

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NHS better health every mind matters

Every Mind Matters – NHS ( (opens in a new window)

An NHS service, Get expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental well-being and make them part of your daily routine.

Essex Wellbeing Service

Community support service in Essex with an online assessment to guide you to targeted support. Tel: 0300 303 9988 │ Email: (opens in a new window) (opens in a new window)

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NHS Shout

If you need someone to talk to, the NHS has introduced a confidential text support service, you can access support by texting FRONTLINE to 85258 for support 24/7.  This service is available to all our NHS colleagues who have had a tough day, who are feeling worried or overwhelmed, or who have a lot on their minds and need to talk it through.

The National Guardians Office

Freedom to Speak Up Guardians support workers to speak up when they feel that they are unable to in other ways.

There are over 800 Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in the NHS and independent sector organisations, national bodies and elsewhere.

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Wellbeing through University 

University of Essex Wellbeing

The University of Essex offers wellbeing drop-in session for students at the Student Support desk on the 1st floor of the Silberrad Student Centre, Colchester Campus, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

For Southend Campus, you can find out more information on the wellbeing drop-in by taking a look at our online appointment form (opens in a new window) or emailing

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Anglia Ruskin University Counselling and mental health support

You can talk in confidence to a professional counsellor, a mental health adviser or a wellbeing adviser about any personal or university-related issues that are worrying you. This could be anything from minor concerns to major issues including grief, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, exam anxieties, stress and more.

Get in touch


Cambridge and Peterborough: 01223 698276

Chelmsford: 01245 684271

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 9am–5pm

Friday: 9am–4.30pm

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Support Timeline

Mid and south Essex values your mental health, we have put together resources that may help you if you need some support. Use the drop downs as an easy self-assessment and choose what is more appropriate for you

Also remember there are bespoke resources in each trust, you can ask your line manager or ask for the well being hub.

I am doing OK but I need some support with my Mental Health

NHS better health every mind matters (opens in a new window), online Self-help CBT techniques

Here for you (opens in a new window): webinar and online resources

I have tried self-help but I need more support

Here for you Call 03442573960 to talk to someone 24/7

Shout Text FRONTLINE to 85258 for confidential support 24/7

Samaritans Call 116 123 for free Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

I need help now

Call 111 (Option 2)

Go to your nearest A&E

Useful Resources


The British National Formulary is the first choice for concise medicines information and is trusted by healthcare professionals to support confident decision-making at the point of care.
The BNF app makes it easy to access up-to-date BNF guidance on prescribing, dispensing and administering medicines, even when you are offline.


Open Athens is an authentication system that allows you to access a range of quality information online. With an NHS OpenAthens account, you can access multiple nationally purchased bibliographic databases. In addition, you can use your OpenAthens account to access e-Learning for Healthcare resources, and BMJ Best Practice. You may also be able to access extra content which has been purchased in your region or by your organisation.

Updated daily, BMJ Best Practice provides healthcare professionals with the latest evidence-based clinical decision support information. It’s available offline, which means clinical decision support can be accessed anytime, anywhere. Free if you have an Open Athens account.

Induction is a productivity toolkit that helps healthcare professionals save time connecting to the people and information they need to deliver quality care. It has many features the most famous of which is a database for bleeps, extensions and emails that will remove your dependency on switchboards. You need to choose the hospital of interest and you get access to numbers and bleeps.

Using the CPDme app quickly capture evidence and maintain an accurate record of your development, linked to professional standards. Capture your CPD Diary and Reflective entries whilst on the move, managing all of your CPD evidence in one place. Align all of your CPD entries to your professional/governing body standards in readiness for any management review, audit or job interview.