Welcome to ESE Wellbeing - a hub of resources to support you during your time in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering.

Please explore the Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing Library in the Tranquility Room.

Join a session with our therapy dog, Molly.

 All students in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering can access a range of resources to support their wellbeing and mental health. The Department takes its duty of care very seriously – we strive to create an open environment where we can discuss and support your mental wellbeing as you study or work within ESE.

ESE has a dedicated Student Wellbeing Adviser, Anita Murphy – meet her below.

Meet Anita Murphy, Student Wellbeing Adviser

Meet Anita Murphy, Student Wellbeing Adviser

Anita Murphy is the Student Wellbeing Adviser in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London. Her role is to support students in their mental and emotional health and wellbeing in the Department, and to provide a safe, quiet, non-judgemental space to discuss your wellbeing if needed.




Student wellbeing experiences

Thoughts from an undergraduate

“One of the reasons why the wellbeing support is so great in our department is because of how accessible and flexible it is, meetings work on your schedule. The support I have had has been amazing, knowing I have always got someone to talk to, in a safe environment within the RSM has helped me so much “

Supporting our MSc students

"I went from not talking to anybody about my personal issues to looking forward to speaking to the Wellbeing Support weekly. ESE Wellbeing Support is led by truly extraordinary people who have guided me through difficult periods with sound advice and aided me to perform greatly in my academics during an intense year."

PhDs benefit from our resources

“As a lot of other Imperial PhD students do, I developed a case of imposter syndrome. I am incredibly grateful for ESE Wellbeing, when contacted they discretely and immediately arranged one on one sessions which helped me realise I wasn’t alone, got my mental health back on track, and gave me resources I could use in case it ever came up again.”

 Wellbeing initiatives

We continuously strive to provide the best resources for our students when they need support. Some of our recent intiatives to improve student life within the Department of Earth Science and Engineering include:

  • Full time Wellbeing Advisor, Anita Murphy
  • Mental Health First Aiders and Advisory Team
  • Referal to Imperial's support services, alongside external services
  • Wellbeing welcome package for new students (including a wellbeing wallet card)
  • Sensory equipment for neuro-diverse individuals
  • Tranquility Room
  • Wellbeing Library
  • Sessions with a therapy dog

Other resources

Useful contacts

Kooth: https://www.kooth.com/

Shout: text 85258 (available 24/7), https://giveusashout.org/

Samaritans: call free on 116 123, https://www.samaritans.org/

Frank: https://www.talktofrank.com/

Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/

Muslim Youth Helpline: 0808 808 2008 (7 days a week 4-10pm)

Mermaids helpline supporting transgender and gender diverse young people: 0808 801 0400