Wellbeing and support

From the moment you arrive there are lots of resources to support you throughout your journey with us.

You can get information from our website for current students about what is available to you. Here are examples of some of them.

Health and wellbeing

You can access free, professional and confidential counselling and mental health support, through groups, workshops, single-session consultations, brief counselling and web-based self-help resources. If you need longer term support or treatment, we'll help you  identify the most appropriate local NHS or voluntary sector services.

If you have an existing moderate to severe and enduring mental health diagnosis, our mental health advisors provide one-to-one support and will work with you to develop an appropriate support plan. They’ll also act as an advocate between you and the University and liaise with external referral agencies.

As well as one of the most comprehensive welfare services in the country, the Union runs Nightline, a listening and information service run by students for students.

Free online peer and professional support is available around the clock, through Big White Wall. It’s completely anonymous and provides a safe space to get things off your chest and help you feel more in control.

Students with support needs

If you have a disability, mental health or learning difficulty, you’ll be offered a range of support. This could include:

  • drop-in advice sessions
  • modified exam arrangements
  • access to computers with assistive technology
  • The RNIB and University of Leeds Transcription Centre could support you if you are affected by sight loss and other disabilities.
  • The Leeds Assessment Centre is carries out assessments as part of a disabled student’s application for disability support funding.
  • DisabledGo has created a detailed access guide to our spaces and buildings.

Get in touch before you start your course so we can discuss your needs and arrange support before you get here.

Be part of our multi-faith campus

Join in with events or talk in confidence with one of our chaplains, who are from different faith backgrounds. You don’t need to have a particular faith to use the Chaplaincy. It is a place of welcome and friendship for all and can support you during your time at Leeds. We have prayer and contemplation facilities on campus and you can join faith related student societies.

If you’re on campus, our Student Services Centre can advise you on issues including accommodation, registration and fees.

You can also get free and confidential support and advice independently of the University, through the Leeds University Union student advice service. It specialises in housing, money and academic concerns.

Read the University's policy on dignity and mutual respect.

Find out more about the support we offer.