Counselling and wellbeing
We're here to support you at times of any emotional, psychological or mental health difficulties. We welcome students of any age, class, ethnicity, faith, belief, culture, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
We will work with you to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health, to develop insights into your situation alongside the tools and strategies to make the most of your time at University. We are a multi-disciplinary team of counsellors, mental health advisors and wellbeing practitioners. We offer a range of support, from Big White Wall’s 24/7, online support, to workshops, groups and individual appointments. We also refer students, where appropriate, to specialists in other areas.
Big White Wall and other self help resources
This range of resources is designed to give you some ideas on how you can take action to help stop problems from escalating and investigate potential solutions.
Counselling, wellbeing and mental health support
The Student Counselling and Wellbeing service and the NHS offer a range of services to support students during their time at the University.
Groups and workshops
We offer a range of groups and workshops designed to enhance your wellbeing, give you the opportunity to connect with others with similar experiences to you, and to develop new skills and self-awareness.
Register for an appointment on campus
You'll need to fill in an application form to make an appointment with Student Counselling and Wellbeing. We recognise that it can be difficult to write about what is troubling you, and appreciate you providing as much detail as you are able.
Our free online counselling service may help you if you are currently registered at the University of Leeds but are studying or on work placement away from the city.
Confidentiality, disclosure and data protection
The University takes issues relating to confidentiality, disclosure and data protection seriously. We respect your confidentiality and assure you that any information we share will be handled in a sensitive and discreet manner.
Information for parents, guardians and family members
Student Counselling and Wellbeing offers a wide range of services to enable students to manage difficulties that may be preventing them achieving their personal or academic potential.
University mental health advisers
If you're experiencing a mental health difficulty then our Mental Health team can provide a range of free and confidential support appropriate to your personal and academic needs.
If you miss an exam or feel that how you performed in an exam or assessment was affected by illness or other challenging circumstances, you need to inform your parent school as soon as possible.
Other mental health and counselling services in Leeds
When we are struggling with how we feel or have experienced a significant life event, it can be helpful to talk with someone about that which is troubling us.