Student Support and Wellbeing
Support during lockdown
We recognise students may be facing additional mental health and wellbeing challenges due to the disruption and uncertainty caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). Full support remains available from UCL, as well as through external organisations, including:
- Same-day appointments with our DMHW (Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing) team - to book an appointment with an adviser, please submit an enquiry through askUCL and a member of our team will be in touch, or call +44 (0)20 7679 0100.
- Counselling with SPCS (Student Psychological and Counselling Services).
- Self-help resources across our Student Support and Wellbeing site.
- Wellbeing events open to all students in partnership with Students' Union UCL.
- Dedicated self-isolation guidance and support for students who are self-isolating.
- Mental health app resources from the NHS.
- Public Health England’s online resources for mental health and wellbeing.
- Mental health charity Mind's information and support on student mental health and wellbeing.
- Expert advice and practical tips from Every Mind Matters by the NHS.
- Information and support for young people from Young Minds.
- NHS Coping Well During Covid webinars from Thrive LDN and partners.
You can also read our summary of the support on offer in the 2020/21 academic year.
"The death of Sarah Everard has brought the issue of violence against women forcefully back into public consciousness. [...] There is a huge amount of shared pain and anger amongst women in our community, as well as a deep desire amongst many men to play their part in tackling this global social problem”, writes Sasha Roseneil, UCL’s Pro Vice-Provost (Equity and Inclusion), in her article about gendered violence in our society, which highlights resources and support for UCL staff and students.
UCL and external organisations have comprehensive support available for anyone who experiences harassment, violence or abuse, including:
- Same-day appointments with our Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing) team - to book an appointment with an adviser, please submit an enquiry through askUCL and a member of our team will be in touch, or call +44 (0)20 7679 0100.
- Care First online and telephone counselling and advice available 24/7 (students abroad can use the Global Student Assistance Programme).
- Report + Support, where you can request to speak with an adviser who can: talk through the University's procedures, inform you on how to make a complaint and let you know what support is available, in confidence.
- Rape Crisis’s free one-to-one confidential emotional support service for women and girls affected by sexual violence.
- SurvivorsUK's support for men who are affected by sexual violence.
- Contacting UCL Security in an emergency, or in non-urgent cases, UCL’s Crime Prevention and Personal Safety Advisor - Sophie Bimson - if you have witnessed or experienced a crime on campus.
- The Students’ Union UCL’s Advice Service, who can support you throughout the reporting process.