Finding support at university
Universities have a range of different student support services (sometimes called Wellbeing Services) where you can talk to someone about any worries, for example finances, accommodation, relationships or mental health.
Each university will have its own services in place, so it’s best to check on your university website, speak to a tutor, or go through your Students’ Union (especially their Welfare Officer). Support at university can include:
- Student advice services
- Chaplaincy and faith centres and groups
- Student-led support networks, including buddying or mentoring schemes.
- Specific support for disabled students, international students, care leavers, or LGBTQ students
- Student Union (usually there is a Student Welfare Officer)
- Academic support, including your tutor.
The presentation below from Canterbury Christ Church University introduces the Student Wellbeing Services they offer and what support is offered by each, as well as clarifying the language used and how to get in touch if you would like more information.
Canterbury Christ Church University Welcome Pack – Student Wellbeing Services