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.
If you have been seeing a Wellbeing Practitioner or Counsellor for something which is affecting your studies, please submit your personal circumstances application and state that you have been receiving support from the Wellbeing Service. You do not need an appointment with us to request evidence.