Student and Staff Wellbeing

Staff Profile

Alex James

Mental Health Adviser


I joined the Student Health and Wellbeing Service in September 2012 as a Mental Health Adviser. 

I am a Social Worker and I have worked previously in Local Authority Adult Services. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

To provide on-going support for students who disclose a mental health diagnosis. I work with students with mental health and emotional difficulties to ensure they have suitable support whilst at University.

This can include arranging University disability support/ ongoing reasonable adjustments with students and their schools and liaison with external mental health agencies/crisis contact. 


BA (Hons) Combined Honours, Newcastle University

MSW Master of Social Work, Durham University

Previous and other Positions

Social Worker/Care Manager, Sunderland City Council -  Adult Services

Associate Lecturer/Seminar Facilitator - BSc (Hons), Social Work - Northumbria University