Mental health difficulties

If you're experiencing a mental health difficulty we can provide a range of free and confidential support appropriate to your personal and academic needs.

There's a great range of support available for you, and we can help to ensure you are able to access all the relevant and appropriate sources of assistance. The University takes issues relating to confidentiality, disclosure and data protection seriously. 

Mental Health support from the Disability Coordinator team

In addition to support from the Mental Health team, you may also be able to obtain help from the Disability team depending on the nature of your mental health issue. General equipment and support services are available to all University of Leeds disabled students and you may also be able to get condition-specific help if you apply for additional funding. This might include:

  • weekly one to one learning strategy support
  • the opportunity to attend study skills workshops
  • personalised specialist mentoring to help you stay on track with academic work, organise your studies and help you settle into life at the University.

How can you get all the help you need?

To ensure you get all the help you need we encourage you to:

  • apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA)
  • speak to your disability contact within your school
  • register and make an appointment to speak to a disability coordinator within the Disability team.
  • attend a drop-in session, 9:30-11am and 2-4pm, Monday to Friday. Come visit us on the ground floor of the Chemistry West Block (55A on the campus map).

To access some of the services your mental health condition needs to have lasted, or be likely to last, for 12 months or more and have an impact on your studies. You will need to provide medical evidence from your GP or other mental health professional about the nature of your mental health issues.