Counselling, wellbeing and mental health support

Student Counselling and Wellbeing is here to support you in times of emotional, psychological, or mental health difficulties.

The Student Counselling and Wellbeing service is a multi-professional team of Counsellors, Wellbeing Practitioners and Mental Health Advisors. We offer free and confidential support to students during their time at the University of Leeds.

Our services include face-to-face and online counselling, wellbeing, and mental health support, same day drop-in sessions, groups and workshops, meditation, self-help resources and more.

We are open Monday to Friday, all year round excluding University closure periods. Our normal service hours are 9am-5pm, however during the summer period we will be operating between 9am-4.30pm.

How can we support you?

Our service offers students the time and space to explore a range of common difficulties, including: 

  • anxiety, stress, and panic

  • relationship and family problems 

  • bereavement 

  • low mood and depression 

  • self-destructive behaviour, eg self-harm or substance abuse 

  • fear of failure 

  • academic problems 

Our practitioners do not provide instant solutions, but will listen to you and help you develop an increasing awareness of yourself and your possible choices. 

Mental health support

Mental health support is available to students with a diagnosed or emerging mental health condition. Our Mental Health Advisors will work with you to manage your mental health condition during your time at the University of Leeds. Find out more about the support available on our Mental Health page.

Registration process

In order to access the most appropriate support from our team, please complete our online registration form through the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Hub. Once we have reviewed your registration form, we will contact you within two working days with further information.

Please note that during periods of high demand, you may be asked to wait for an appointment and will be informed of the expected wait time. Find out more on our Registration page.

Wellbeing Drop-In

The Wellbeing Drop-In service provides same day appointments for students seeking immediate support, advice or signposting to other useful services. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, in-person and online. Students do not need to register to book an appointment.

To book a drop-in appointment, simply visit the Appointments page on the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Hub. Appointments are released weekdays at 9am and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Other resources

If you need help or advice before accessing our service, we encourage you to explore the following resources: 

You can also access support from a range of other useful services in Leeds.

Other support services at the University

  • LUU Help & Support: Confidential and independent advice on a range of issues including academic concerns, money matters, health and wellbeing and more.

  • Skills@Library: Workshops and one-to-one support with developing academic skills.

  • Disability Services: Specialist support, advice and resources for disabled students.

  • Chaplaincy: Confidential pastoral support and drop-in for students of all faiths and worldviews.

  • Police Higher Education Liaison Officer: PC Laura Beaton works with the University’s Security Services to support students and staff on campus.

Further information

Student Counselling and Wellbeing does not provide crisis or emergency services. Find out what to do in an emergency.

Please make an appointment with your GP if you are concerned about how you are feeling.

We encourage you to talk to your school, personal tutor or Student Support Officer if your current difficulties are impacting your studies.