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NMH Support

What is NMH (non medical help)?


Our NMH support is provided through Sound Support which is a fully accredited DSA-QAG NMH Provider and supplies, qualified, experienced Specialist Study Skills Tutors and Mentors across England to students in Higher Education.


Non-medical help provides disabled students with assistants to help with their studies. We have a range of different NMH support available to suit different disabilities.

We are passionate about providing a bespoke, high quality support service to each student and education institution that we work with.


NMH with Contact Associates

Our NMH support workers are highly skilled, qualified professionals and are experienced in supporting adults with mental health conditions, specific learning difficulties and autism/Asperger’s.

We can provide interim support for students.

We are able to provide support in the student’s accomodation, via Skype, at their higher education setting or in one of our private office spaces.

If you are interested in working for Sound Support please click on the link on the left-hand side of this page to see how you can apply.

If you are a student and would like to arrange your support, please call on 01823 273060 or email Further information can be found on the link at the left-hand side of this page.

Specialist Study Skills (AS & SpLD)

A study skills tutor works with students on a one-to-one basis to develop and implement strategies and solutions to enable students to maximise their academic success. This support can take place in the student’s accommodation, university, a mutually convenient and suitable venue or remotely (via Skype). This may include:

  • Time management and planning in order to meet personal and course deadlines.
  • Structuring assignments using a linear essay plan or mind map/spider diagrams (either by hand or using Assistive Technology software).
  • Breaking down assignment questions to identify keywords and sections to aid assignment planning.
  • Memory and revision techniques for test and exam situations.
  • Proof-reading techniques to enable students to recognise their mistakes on their own and correct them.
  • Strategies to assist with spelling and grammar, for example, ensuring joining words are used through the use of screen-reader software.
  • Research strategies – enabling students to find relevant information through skim-reading and the use of keywords.
  • Note-taking strategies for lectures and seminars.

Specialist Mentoring (AS & MH)

Working with the student on a one-to-one basis, mentors provide interventions to enable the student to manage their mental health in relation to their academic studies, promoting strategies for independent learning and self-management. This support can take place in the student’s accommodation, university, a mutually convenient and suitable venue or remotely (via Skype). The academic mentor can help with a variety of issues including:

  • Organisation and Time Management
  • Beginning academic tasks
  • Structuring and planning
  • Planning ahead
  • Prioritising
  • Management of anxiety/work load