Student Counselling and Wellbeing at Leeds University Union
Student Counselling & Wellbeing Service - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 17.03.20
The Student Counselling & Wellbeing Service remains open and we are moving towards remote online support by telephone and /or by Zoom. Wherever possible we will do our best to offer remote online support to any student seeking support.
Please bear with us whilst we train the team and ensure we have the correct equipment. Please note that same-day appointments at SCW@LUU are closed this week.
We have suspended all groups and workshops until further notice.
If any student would like to speak with a member of our team regarding their mental health and wellbeing then please contact us on:-
0113 343 4107/ email@example.com
For up to date information regarding the Universitys response to COVID-19 please see: https://coronavirus.leeds.ac.uk/
Please remember to make an appointment to see your GP if you are concerned about how you are feeling and see here for information about what to do in a crisis:
Register for Leeds NHS counselling and psychotherapy services Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service.
See here for the Leeds Recovery Colleges Mental Health and Wellbeing course prospectus https://www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/advice-support/leeds-recovery-college/.
We encourage you to talk to your school if your current difficulties are impacting on your studies, either your Personal Tutor, or Student Support Officer.
If you have a moderate to severe and enduring mental health difficulty, diagnosed by a psychiatrist or secondary services, and would like to register to meet with a University Mental Health Advisor, please complete ourself-referral form.
If you have completed a self-referral form this term please note waiting times for initial appointments are currently 6-8 weeks.
If you wish to contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 0113 343 4107.
If you need help or advice before you get an appointment we encourage you to explore the following wide range of resources available:
STUDENT COUNSELLING AND WELLBEING SERVICE SELF HELP
Information on Big White Wall, A-Z of resources, Self-help materials
STUDENT COUNSELLING AND WELLBEING SERVICE WORKSHOPS & GROUPS
Information on meditation groups on Thursdays and Fridays run by Student Counselling Service therapist. Information on the one off workshops run by Student Counselling Service.
https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/ - Booklets addressing various mental health difficulties
http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/consumers.cfm- Self-help workbooks looking at perfectionism, procrastination, social anxiety, low mood.
https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/ - Information, education and worksheets on various mental health and self-care issues.
https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/ - Mental health information for people in Leeds. Self-help information, local services and advice on helping others, including crisis.
OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES AT THE UNIVERSITY
Student Advice Centre
The team offer free expert, confidential and independent advice to all students. They offer support with a wide range of difficulties, including: grants, plagiarism, crime, complaints, housing. They can be found in the Union Foyer.
Expert, confidential and independent advice for all University of Leeds students. Disability funding and advice given. Disability Services reception is in the lower floor of the Chemistry West Building, and is accessible.
Workshops and one to one advice given on a wide range of academic issues, such as exams, group work and presentation skills. Online resources available.
0113 343 50571
Drop in visits and appointments offering faith, spiritual and non-faith based support.
University Community Police Officer 0113 34 35559 R.Hurrell@leeds.ac.uk PC Rebecca Hurrell
EXTERNAL THERAPY SERVICES
LMWS 0113 843 4388
Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service. NHS Primary Care Mental Health.
You can make a self-referral online.
The Market Place, Leeds City Centre 0113 2461659
Counselling for up to 23 year olds, offer short-term crisis counselling for people up to the age of 25yrs. Open to self-referrals.
Nightline: Term time, confidential and anonymous non-advisory telephone listening and information service for students. Open term time, every night from 8pm to 8am
Listening service: 0113 380 1381
Information service: 0113 380 1380
Samaritans: Leeds - 0113 245 6789 (local call charges apply)
National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)
Dial House: 0113 260 9328
If you are struggling to feel safe, you can access Dial House. It is a place of sanctuary open 6pm2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Visitors can access Dial House when they are in crisis.
NHS Crisis Team in Leeds: 0300 300 1485 available 24/ 7
Self-Referral Contact: 07760 173 476
They offer a non-clinical alternative to A & E, to reduce distress and work with people to resolve or better manage crisis.
They offer one-to-one support and also a social space, where refreshments and hot food will be available.
If you are concerned about anything related to your mental or physical health; please visit your GP.
Leeds Student Medical Practice
0113 343 4107
GP surgery for University students. 4 Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AE. Go to register or register on line.
IN AN EMERGENCY:
If you feel unable to keep yourself safe, you should call 999 or visit A&E
Or, if urgent, you can contact NHS 111.