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Welcome to the University Counselling Service (UCS)

UCS  is a free confidential service available to all students at The University of Sheffield.

Upcoming Workshops at UCS


Stress Reduction Mindfulness Sessions
Thursdays - 11 February 2016

Laughter Yoga
Wednesday - 17 February 2016

Communicate with Impact
Wednesday - 24 February 2016

Leadership Skills
Wednesday - 02 March 2016

Public Speaking
Wednesday - 09 March 2016

Next Event

Tote Bag Launch - University Mental Health & Wellbeing Day - Thursday 03 March 2016

About: UCS is supporting this nationwide campaign with a new tote bag
Limited edition print of 100, these will be sold on Thursday 03 March in the Students Union Atrium.

Booking an Assessment with Online Registration

UCS is able to make an assessment of your emotional and personal issues via a 'Triage' appointment.

All service users, including previous clients, should register online. It takes 2 minutes to complete and we see everyone within 10 working days.

After completing the Online Registration, you will receive an email (within 2 days) to book your Triage appointment. Bookings can then be made at your convenience.


If you feel that you need to speak to someoone urgently please contact your own GP (UHS - 0114 222 2100) or you can talk to The Samaritans on 116 123. Look at our Immediate Support page for more advice.

Request for Medical Evidence of Extenuating Circumstances

This form has replaced the Special Circumstances Form, and must be completed by any student who is requesting a medical statement in support of extenuating circumstances. Please allow seven days for us to process this form. Complete the form here

UCS offers a range of services:

Student Stories - A Selection of Video Interviews

Meet Marek, Katherine, Emily and Eloise who share their experiences of using UCS. They talk about getting access, stigma-busting and how they have felt supported. Further videos can be found on the Student Services Vimeo Channel.

Quality Assurance Award (2015/16)

UCS has been awarded a significant quality assurance badge - one of only seven psychological providers to receive this  nationwide. The honour is through the Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapy Services (APPTS) – a partnership between the Centre for Quality Improvement at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society. Read the internal press release for full coverage details.

About Us - A Short Film

Watch our 5 minute mini-film that features service users views about how we helped them - and how we can help you.


About the University of Sheffield Counselling Service from Student Services on Vimeo.

UCS Student Newsletter

Health, Wellbeing, Self-Help, Mental Health, Apps & Agony Aunt Advice mailed on a monthly basis (we promise not to spam you).

Healthcare Professionals Newsletter 'Inklusion'

Info for therapists & mental health professionals (non-student related) about CPD training and service developments (6 max per year).

Non-Student Webpages

Go to webpages

For parents, fellow professionals in the sector and staff wanting to know about UCS from a different perspective.

UCS on Twitter

Our social media platform to hear about any related UCS news.