Student Counselling and Wellbeing at Leeds University Union

SCW@LUU is a partnership between the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service and Leeds University Union. 

New 2021/22 students may complete a self-referral form for appointments once they have arrived in Leeds and started their formal induction to their course. In the meantime you may access togetherall, Student Space and services local to you. For further information about Counselling and Wellbeing support at the University of Leeds please email our reception team on for a New Student Information Pack.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and requirements we may not be able to provide this service from the students union as we have done previously and instead may be offering this service remotely.

We are currently offering our Same-day appointments remotely via the online platform Zoom.

We will continue to offer the Same-day appointments between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays and University closed days).

If you would like to book a Same-day appointment with one of our practitioners regarding your mental health and wellbeing, please do so via the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Hub:

Alternatively please call to book on 0113 343 5038 or email us at, please ensure you provide us with the following information when seeking a Same-day Appointment via email:
* Full name
* Student ID
* Contact telephone number – we will need to call you to arrange your appointment.

We are aiming to provide a same day response to our students, however please be aware if demand is high you may be asked to get in touch the following day or later in the week. 
Please note: the partnership between Leeds University Union and Student Counselling and Wellbeing cannot provide supporting evidence towards mitigating circumstances
Please note: All other Student Counselling and Wellbeing support will continue for the time being to be offered remotely through the online platform Zoom.

For up to date information regarding the University’s response to COVID-19 please see:  and Student FAQs


Sessions are with a member of the Student Counselling and Wellbeing team and you'll work together to explore the issue(s) that are causing difficultly or distress and identify the most appropriate advice, guidance or signposting to support. By the end of the appointment you will have a clear idea of the best next steps to take, which may include:

  • trying self-help resources and online programmes such as togetherall
  • applying for support through the Student Counselling and Wellbeing online self-referral form
  • support from within the school, wider University student support services, disability services, LUU/ Advice
  • Recommendation to make an appointment with your GP or advice and guidance about community-based support services such as Leeds LMWS (Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service)


Same-day appointments are offered as a ‘one off’, time limited (maximum 30 minutes) appointment. Same-day appointments are for students who may be experiencing emotional, psychological or mental health difficulties but are unsure of what, where or how to gain support. Same-day appointments are not available to any students already receiving support from or have submitted an online self-referral form to Student Counselling and Wellbeing.

If you already know that you want to access support through Student Counselling and Wellbeing then you should complete the online registration form via the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Hub. If you're not certain this is the right step for you, please book a same-day appointment.


This was page was updated on 01/10/21