Student and Staff Wellbeing

Staff Profile

Rob Bedford

Deputy Team Manager



Roles and Responsibilities

I'm Deputy Manager of the Counselling and Mental Health Team here at Newcastle University. I started working at the University as a Therapist in 2007 with a professional background in Occupational Therapy, specialising in Mental Health. I'm a Solution-focused practitioner, using problem-free talk to help identify preferred futures. As Deputy Manager, I'm here to support the Team in providing assessments, counselling appointments and mental health advice for students experiencing emotional distress or with a mental health disability.


BSc Degree in Occupational Therapy

Level 3 Certificate in Solution-focussed Practice

Previous positions

Senior Occupational Therapist:

  • The Maudsley, Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Service, London
  • West End Mental Health Day Services, London
  • Ward 21, North Tyneside General, Acute Mental Health Inpatient Service, North Tyneside

Therapist, Student Health & Wellbeing Service, Newcastle University


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)                 OT25411