UCL Institute of the Americas


Support for your Mental Health during your stay at UCL Americas

Feeling a little (or very!) overwhelmed? Like not quite coping? Like you need to have a quick chat (or a more serious conversation) with someone? We think we may be able to help. Read on!

We have put together a short list of resources on offer by UCL to help you adjust to or keep going with life as university student. 

Our team of expert wellbeing, disability and mental health staff provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space 

Support and Wellbeing

What to do if you: think you may have coronavirus; have tested positive for the virus; are waiting for the results of a coronavirus test; or need to self-isolate.

Covid19 support

Life is anything but normal at the moment and it’s a strange and difficult time for everyone. We now have to try and find new ways to connect with friends and family, structure our days, and most importantly to look after ourselves  

UCLU and covid

Understanding the issues you are facing is a useful step in dealing with them. These resources may provide a solution in themselves, they may raise questions you'd like to explore with a therapist, or they may supplement other forms of help you receive               

General mental health support

Whilst at university, it's important to look after your body, mind and those around you. Taking small steps can have a big impact in helping you find balance between your studies and wellbeing

UCL Cares

Student Support and Wellbeing are here if you have any issues with your health, disability or wellbeing - you can easily make an appointment to speak to a member of our caring team.

counselling and crisis services

In addition to UCL's own therapeutic support through Student Psychological and Counselling Services (SPCS), a wide array of counselling options are available externally.

counselling - external support resources

We work in partnership with Care First to provide counselling support by telephone or online using one-to-one real-time instant messaging.

phone and online support

If you need urgent help or someone else does, you should reach out immediately to get the support required.

crisis support

UCL aims to provide and maintain a safe, secure and healthy environment for its staff, students, partners and visitors. Follow us on Twitter @UCLSecurity


For any emergency situations on campus please call 020 7679 2222 or UCL ext 222 before ringing 999. This allows the team to direct the emergency services to the correct location. 

accidents and emergencies