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Welcome to the University Counselling Service (UCS)

UCS is a free confidential service for students at The University of Sheffield*.

Student Access to Mental Health Support (SAMHS) is the new central service in The University providing mental wellbeing 'triage appointments' assessment.

Register online with SAMHS.


Our next run of the online course, Fly starts on Monday 6th November!

It is open to all undergraduate students and will run live for three weeks.

Find out more information >

Our full range of services include:

Urgent Support

UCS is unable to offer crisis support. If you feel that you need to speak to somebody urgently please contact your GP (0114 222 2100 if this is UHS). You can also talk to The Samaritans on 116 123. Look at our Immediate Support page for more advice.

*The University of Sheffield Counselling Service is open to students at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level.
The exceptions to this include distance learners and students undertaking a leave of absence.
To query whether you can access support please email ucs@sheffield.ac.uk

More About UCS

'Coping with Panic Attacks' - Watch Now

More animations available at Things Not Going Right? pages including our 'Handy Tips to Help You Drift Off' (to Sleep).

Quality Assurance Award (2015-2018)

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.

Request for Medical Evidence of Extenuating Circumstances (EC) Form

Please note that UCS are unable to provide supporting evidence the EC form based on attending a single 'triage' assessment. UCS is only able to provide supporting evidence for Extenuating Circumstances where the counsellor feels this has made a genuine impact on academic performance.  Further details about the University process.

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 when visiting UCS. Further videos can be found on the Student Services Vimeo Channel.

About UCS - 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.

Keep In Touch

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.

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