Wellbeing and support

At Leeds, we offer a network of wellbeing and support services dedicated to helping you from the moment you arrive to make sure you get the most out of your time with us.

Help and advice

It’s common to feel stressed or anxious at times, and you may find it harder to cope academically or personally. There’s lots of support and resources available so you can get the right help when you need it. Find out more about the support available on our For Students website. You’ll find information about counselling services, health concerns, disability support, money issues and much more.

You will be assigned an academic personal tutor who you will meet regularly throughout your studies. They will help you adjust to studying at university and guide your academic and personal development.

You can also get professional and confidential support and advice through Leeds University Union’s student advice team – no issue is too small or trivial. The Union also provides peer-to-peer support through student-run helplines and online community groups. All their help is free and completely independent of the University. 

Our Student Services Centre can advise you on most things including accommodation, registration and fees.

Mental health and wellbeing

You can access free professional and confidential counselling, wellbeing and mental health support through groups, workshops, one-to-one in-person and online consultations and online self-help resources. 

If you have an existing serious 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.

Leeds University Union (LUU) also run Nightline, a listening and information service run by students for students.

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 exam arrangements
  • extended library loan facilities
  • transcription services
  • access to computers with assistive technology

Additional funding might be available to pay for specialist academic-related support and equipment.

Get in touch as early as possible before you start your course so we can discuss your needs and arrange the right support before you get here.

Multi faith campus

There are spaces on campus for prayer and quiet contemplation. If you practise a faith, you can be confident you’ll be able to follow your beliefs in Leeds. 

Leeds University Union's clubs include faith-related student societies you can join.