We offer individual sessions, either face-to-face, online or via telephone counselling during your time at university.
We can help you with:
- adjusting to university life
- feeling lonely or unsure about friends
- feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or experiencing panic
- coming to terms with bereavement or difficult things in the past
- troubles with eating, self-harm or feeling suicidal
- difficulties with confidence or low self-esteem
- problems in relationships with family, friends or partners.
Major changes are an inevitable part of university life and may come at a time when the familiar support networks of home, family and friends may be less accessible. Student counselling can help you as you adjust to these changes.
You are able to access the Wellbeing Service throughout your studies. If for any reason you need to re-sit part of your course, you are able to access the Wellbeing Service whilst you complete your studies.
"My counsellor was nice, kind, reliable, made me feel comfortable and helped me during the session."
Student UWE Bristol
Support for mental wellbeing
We also offer regular mental health support:
- Practical strategies to support your mental health
- Liaising with academic departments
- Linking with other support available within the University
- Liaising with local services including doctors and mental health teams
If applicable, the Senior Wellbeing Practitioner will discuss the support you could receive through the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA).
We understand that getting in touch can sometimes feel difficult so we aim to make these conversations as comfortable as possible.
We are unable to provide supporting evidence of personal circumstances for students who do not already attend the Wellbeing Service.
The Wellbeing Service can request that reasonable adjustments are put in place on your behalf if:
- you are currently engaging with a Wellbeing Practitioner for support
- the Wellbeing Practitioner assesses that it is likely you have a mental health condition.
If you would like to make a request for reasonable adjustments, please make an appointment to discuss this with a Senior Wellbeing Practitioner. Please contact the Wellbeing Service to arrange an appointment.
Please note: usual waiting times for appointments apply and the Wellbeing Service cannot request reasonable adjustments for illness, injury, or bereavement.
If you have not met with anyone from the Wellbeing Service, you do not need supporting evidence from this service to request reasonable adjustments. You can contact the Disability Service directly by completing the Disability Service Online Enquiry Form. When completing the form, please include a description of your mental health condition and how it impacts you and your studies.
Appointment attendance policy
If you can't attend an appointment for any reason we ask for at least 24 hours’ notice so that we can offer the time to another student who needs our support. If you miss an appointment or cancel with short notice and wish to book a second, our Administration Team will discuss this with you. If you miss or cancel this second appointment with short notice, you will be asked to book an attendance appointment to discuss your needs.
Contact the Wellbeing Service