Mental health

Mental health services are available through the University and the NHS.

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Emergency or crisis support

If you or someone else needs urgent medical care which is not life-threatening or need to speak to someone urgently, please contact the UHS reception team on +44 114 222 2100.

You can also talk to The Samaritans on 116 123.

If we’re closed or you’re uncertain, call 111.

The nature of a mental health emergency will always depend on personal circumstances. Some people experience suicidal impulses, the need to self-harm, are immobilised by depression, or are in a state of psychosis. Others may experience acute confusion because of infection, overdoses, or intoxication by drugs or alcohol.


Student Mental Health, Counselling and Therapies Service

If you’re a registered student, Student Mental Health, Counselling and Therapies Service is the first point of contact for you to explore a broad range of mental health support needs in a single triage appointment. 

Through a triage appointment, you can access a wide number of options that will be recommended to support your mental health.

Book a triage appointment with Student Mental Health, Counselling and Therapies Service (student login required)

Student Mental Health, Counselling and Therapies Service is unable to offer emergency or crisis support. Our Mental Health pages have information about how to access support in an emergency or crisis (student login required).


Mental health during covid-19

If you require emotional support throughout this period, check the Student Mental Health, Counselling and Therapies Service website for an update on the student mental health and counselling service.

Student Mental Health, Counselling and Therapies Service

If you’re struggling emotionally please reach out to those close to you. Useful tips on looking after yourself emotionally are available at:

The University's Belief, No Belief and Religious (BNBR) Life Centre is available for students via a listening-ear service that will be maintained via email, online chat, phone and video calls as well as in person.

Belief, No Belief and Religious (BNBR) Life Centre


Eating disorders 

The University Health Service provides a specialist eating disorders service:

Eating disorders


If your mental health affects your study

If you have a mental health problem that impairs your ability to undertake study-related tasks, you may be eligible for additional support from the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (DDSS).

Disability and Dyslexia Support Service (student login required)

For support with study-related skills, the 301 Student Skills and Development Service provides a number of helpful sessions throughout the year. 

301 Student Skills and Development Service


Worried about a friend?

If you’re worried about a friend who may be depressed and/or self-harming, advise them to make an appointment with us.

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