Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing at Leeds

When you’re studying hard and having fun, it’s really important to look after yourself.

There are loads of ways to look after your body and mind at Leeds. From sport and exercise to mental health and mindfulness, this page is your guide to some of the things you can get involved with to help you find balance in all areas of your life.


  • What to do if you're ill

    Being ill when you’re away from home can be tough. Make sure you know what to do, who to call and how to let the University know. Download our handy guide now (PDF).

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  • Top tips for looking after yourself

    How to stay happy and healthy at university. Read this blog for a range of hints and tips.

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Supporting your mental health

​Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. They aim to empower students to look after their own mental health & to support others. It is important to keep talking about mental health.

  • Places to play

    Discover Bodington Playing Fields, home to the Brownlee Centre, our new 1 mile (1.6km) cycle circuit and a large number of sports pitches

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  • Connect with a buddy

    The Welcome Buddy Scheme offers friendship and peer support to help you feel at home and part of our community and to enjoy getting involved in student life. Watch our video to find out more.

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  • Volunteering

    Fancy giving back, meeting new people and learning new skills? The University of Leeds has a dedicated volunteering team to help you to access volunteering opportunities during your time in Leeds.

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  • Relax and breathe

    There are lots of places on campus to just sit, relax and take a well earned break. Check out this blog to find out more.

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  • Sport can make you feel great

    Exercising is proven to have countless benefits, from becoming more healthy to meeting people. Find out more about how non-competitive sport can improve your wellbeing.

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Eat, sleep, study & play (repeat!)

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