Welcome to the Student Counselling and Mental Health Advice Service
If you are in crisis or need to speak to someone urgently, please go to our other sources of support page here.
If your query is not urgent you can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you as soon as possible. If you would like to meet with a counsellor, you can complete our online registration form here.
You can also now refer another student to the Student Mental Health Intervention Officers by completing the Concerned About a Student Form. You can find out more about our Student Mental Health Intervention Officers on their dedicated page.
The Student Counselling Service is currently running a blended service, and you can submit your preference for an in-person or online appointment on our registration form. Once you have completed the registration form, your name will be on the list and we will offer you a first appointment within approximately 4 weeks.
More immediate support is also available to you via your departments Wellbeing Advisors/Welfare Officer. Find the name of your Wellbeing Advisor/Welfare Officer here
It is important that you are registered with a GP surgery (also called practices) near where you live so that you have appropriate and immediate access to emergency care and health services quickly should you need it. Your GP (general practitioner/doctor) will be your first point of contact for most physical and mental health concerns, so it is important you are registered, particularly if you have any ongoing health conditions. If you are a UK student and registered with a GP in another part of the country, we recommend that you swap your registration to a nearby practice in London so you have appropriate access to health care services when needed. If you go home during the holidays you should still be able to make an appointment at your previous local GP surgery as a temporary patient.
We are unable to offer appointments to students outside of the UK due to legislative and licensing policies. We acknowledge this can feel difficult and disappointing for students currently abroad. CALM have created a list of Mental Health Charities in different countries who may be able to provide help and support for any students outside of the UK. International students can also access SilverCloud – an online platform that offers immediate access to online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. You can also find other sources of support via the resources linked on our webpages. You are more than welcome to contact us for an appointment upon your return to the UK.
We have a large library of resources in the boxes below that you may find useful in the boxes below.
Main link list homepage
LGBTQIAP support and resources
Click here for advice and resources on the following:
• Talking to somebody about your Mental Health
• Looking after your Wellness
• Trans-specific Care
• Help/advice about domestic violence or hate crime
• Services for friends & family support
• Other specialist services
University Mental Health Day 2021
BACE is a behavioural activation technique based on the evidence that we feel better when we do activities that look after our Bodies, provide us with a sense of Achievement, that brings Connection or Closeness to others or activities which we Enjoy and bring us pleasure (BACE). If we can look after the 'BACE-ics', we'll be looking after our mental health and wellbeing.
Eating Disorders Awareness Week - Support and Resources
Eating disorders can affect anyone irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity. We have put together these resources for Eating Disorders Awareness Week (1st-7th March) to support anyone who is struggling with eating issues.