Wellbeing and support

At Leeds, we’re here for you.  

Coming to university is a life-changing experience which is why, from the moment you join us, you’ll have a network of wellbeing and support services dedicated to helping you. 

Your personal tutor will support you through your learning journey and ensure you feel part of our community. 

You can also sign up for our Buddy Scheme – a great way to get to know one of your fellow students for friendly chats and peer support. 

You can access free professional and confidential counselling, wellbeing and mental health support through groups, workshops, single-session consultations, short-term counselling and online self-help resources.    

If you need longer term support or treatment, we’ll help you find the most appropriate NHS or voluntary sector services. 

Students’ Union support 

Leeds University Union (LUU) has more than 300 societies and sports clubs where you can make friends who share your interests. 

As well as being a hub where you can socialise, the Union offers independent advice and can help with any issues you may face as a student. 

Run by students for students, LUU also delivers activities to help you make positive decisions about your health and wellbeing, including monthly wellbeing meetups and stress management workshops.

Uni life can be full on, but our friendly staff in LUU are there for you when you need it, offering practical help and emotional support. They also organise lots of activities to help you take care of your own mental health and wellbeing.

Beth Eaton, 2021/22 Wellbeing Officer, LUU

Support for disabled students 

If you’re a disabled student, we’ll work with your academic school and other University services to ensure that we meet your needs and put in place any reasonable adjustments. 

Support can include drop-in advice and guidance sessions, modified examination arrangements, extended library loan facilities and access to computers with assistive technology. You may need to apply for additional funding to pay for specialised academic-related support.  

Visit our funding for disabled students page for full details. 

Don’t wait until you start your course to contact us. Email Disability Services early at disability@leeds.ac.uk so we can discuss your needs and arrange the right support for you.

Students with asylum seeker or refugee status 

Additional support is available if you’re a student with asylum seeker or refugee status. To find out how we can help you, email the Plus Programme team at theplusprogramme@leeds.ac.uk

Financial support 

Find out how you can access funding to support your studies on our fees and finance page.