Wellbeing and support

It’s reassuring to know that when you choose the University of Leeds, there’s a network of specialist services centred on you and your wellbeing.

You can get advice on anything from accommodation and registration to fees and funding and everything in-between from our For Students website.

Student mental health and wellbeing

There may be times when you experience stress, emotional problems or upsetting life events that make it hard to cope academically or personally.

To help you deal with those difficult times, we provide free, professional and confidential counselling, wellbeing and mental health support, alongside local NHS services.

We also promote wellbeing through groups, workshops and web-based self-help resources, such as Togetherall. We also run a daily drop-in and offer remote online services.

If you have an existing serious mental health diagnosis, our mental health advisors can provide one-to-one support, develop appropriate support plans, or put you in contact with other professionals in the area. Find out more about on our student support and wellbeing website.

Leeds University Union also delivers campus activities that engage students in making positive decisions about their health and wellbeing. A team of student ambassadors oversee a series of initiatives that students want – from monthly wellbeing meetups to self-defence classes and stress management workshops.

Students’ Union support

Leeds University Union offers a professional, confidential help and support service. They can help you with any problems you face in your life as a student – no problem is too small or trivial.

Although the team specialises in housing, money and academic concerns, they can support you with anything. All their help is free and completely independent of the University.

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, Leeds University Union (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. Get in touch early at disability@leeds.ac.uk so we can discuss your needs and arrange the right support for you. Find out more about setting up your support.

Support for students with asylum seeker or refugee status

Additional support is available if you’re a student with asylum seeker or refugee status. Get in touch to find out how we can you help at theplusprogramme@leeds.ac.uk.

Financial support

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