Student Counselling and Wellbeing at Leeds University Union

The Student Counselling and Wellbeing at Leeds University Union is a part of the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service. During the current coronavirus situation we remain open with all support now being offered remotely by telephone, email and / or Zoom. 

As we are no longer able to provide our same day support afternoons in the Union building we have made the move to remote working to ensure the support will still be offered and have extended the time we can offer this support from afternoons to full days, Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays and University closed days).

If you would like to speak with a member of our team regarding your mental health and wellbeing, then please email us at

We are aiming to continue to provide a same day response, however please be aware if demand is high you may receive a response within 24 hours but no longer.

Please note: this service cannot provide supporting evidence towards mitigating circumstances

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

What will happen during the session?

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


  • trying self-help resources
  • online programmes such as togetherall (formally known as Big White Wall)
  • 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, a GP
  • community-based support services such as Leeds LMWS (Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service)

What are the sessions for?

Same-day appointments are time limited, and are to understand your current difficulties and find the most helpful next steps, which mayinclude information about further support. The service is for students who may be experiencing emotional, psychological or mental health difficulties but are unsure of what, where or how to gain support.

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