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/ scw@leeds.ac.uk

For up to date information regarding the University’s 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:

https://students.leeds.ac.uk/info/10700/support_and_wellbeing/1077/help_in_an_emergency 

There are places available on our workshops, and Big White Wall is available, for free, to all registered students   

Register for Leeds NHS counselling and psychotherapy services Leeds Mental Wellbeing Service.

See here for the Leeds Recovery College’s 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 scw@leeds.ac.uk 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 

https://tinyurl.com/ycjdgfhr

Information on Big White Wall, A-Z of resources, Self-help materials

STUDENT COUNSELLING AND WELLBEING SERVICE – WORKSHOPS & GROUPS

https://tinyurl.com/y6uz5xaz

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.

USEFUL WEBSITES:

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. 

https://www.luu.org.uk/student-advice/

Disability Services

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.

http://students.leeds.ac.uk/disabledstudents

Skills@Library 

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. 

https://library.leeds.ac.uk/info/1407/workshops/144/taught_student_workshops_and_webinars

Chaplaincy Services 

0113 343 50571 

https://chaplaincy.leeds.ac.uk/ 

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.

https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/leeds-mental-wellbeing-service/home/

You can make a self-referral online.

The Market Place, Leeds City Centre 0113 2461659

http://www.themarketplaceleeds.org.uk/9Ci

Counselling for up to 23 year olds, offer short-term crisis counselling for people up to the age of 25yrs. Open to self-referrals.

HELPLINES

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)

CRISIS INFORMATION

Dial House: 0113 260 9328

If you are struggling to feel safe, you can access Dial House. It is a place of sanctuary open 6pm–2am Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Visitors can access Dial House when they are in crisis.

https://www.lslcs.org.uk/services/dial-house/

NHS Crisis Team in Leeds: 0300 300 1485 available 24/ 7

WellBean Café

Self-Referral Contact: 07760 173 476

https://www.touchstonesupport.org.uk/services/well-bean-cafe-hope-in-a-crisis/

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.

HEALTH SERVICES

If you are concerned about anything related to your mental or physical health; please visit your GP.

Leeds Student Medical Practice

0113 343 4107

http://www.leedsstudentmedicalpractice.co.uk/

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.