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.
Student Counselling and Wellbeing drop in with Leeds University Union
Student Counselling and Wellbeing have a Drop In service for students, in partnership with the Help and Support team at Leeds University Union.
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.
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.
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.
Groups and workshops
We offer a range of groups and workshops designed to enhance your wellbeing, develop your skills and give you the opportunity to connect with others with similar experiences to you.
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.
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.
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.
Humans of Healthcare Podcast
Medical students on the Leeds MBChB course and professionals in Medicine talk about the challenges they have had and how they have dealt with them.
Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service Agreement and Privacy Notice
All students who wish to receive Wellbeing, Counselling and Mental Health Services are asked to confirm they have read and consent to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement outlined below.