About Counselling and Wellbeing
The Counselling and Wellbeing service is part of Student Services and based in the Carrington building on Whiteknights campus.
The team work throughout the year to help students manage a wide range of issues, working to minimise the impact of any problems on their academic progress.
The service is open to all registered students (undergraduate or postgraduate) at the University, and is free of charge.
We have a multidisciplinary team of qualified Counsellors, Social Workers and Mental Health Nurses. We also have Counselling Volunteers. This variety means we can offer a robust service which can respond to student needs more appropriately.
The Mental Health team specialise in a range of conditions, and can advise and support students into the right pathways to NHS or other local support. They also provide direct one-to-one support, and practical skills and guidance to help manage day-to-day life at university. They offer flexible pre-booked appointments.
Making an appointment
To make an appointment with the Counselling and Wellbeing team, you will first need to register - Find out how to register online. Once you are registered, you will be offered an initial appointment with a member of the team, either in person or over the phone.
They will ask you a few questions about how you are feeling and any issues you are experiencing. At the end of the meeting they will make a recommendation as to which support service will best suit your needs. Find out more about accessing the Counselling and Wellbeing service.
Once you have registered, you will be offered an assessment appointment called a Triage, after this appointment the practitioner will be able to recommend a programme of support for you.
Our service offers a range of support including one-to-one support either face to face, on the phone or over Skype, groups, workshops, online guidance and onward referrals to other support services.
For more information, please see our Appointment FAQs.
Please note, each new academic year you will need to re-register in order to use the service.