Questions? askUCL

Student Support and Wellbeing

Our team of expert wellbeing, disability and mental health staff provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, in which you can discuss any issues that may be affecting your ability to study. All of our support services are free of charge and open to all UCL students of all levels.

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: 

You can also read our summary of the support on offer in the 2020/21 academic year

Gender-based violence

"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: 

Health care


Find out about how to access health care during your studies, including important information about registering with a doctor (GP).

Personal safety

Personal safety

Guidance on keeping yourself and your belongings safe whether in person or online, in London or elsewhere and who to contact in an emergency.

Support offer in 2020/21

Types of support provided by Student Psychological Services
You still have access to a full range of support. Read about everything available to you in 2020/21.

Mental health and wellbeing

Close up of leaves

Information and advice on managing any mental health or wellbeing difficulties impacting your ability to study.

Disabled students

Shot of hands typing on laptop with a plant and notebook on desk

Dedicated support and reasonable adjustments for students who are disabled or have a long-term health condition.

Serious concerns about a student

Close up of a dandelion clock

If you're concerned about the wellbeing or safety of a student, please contact Student Support and Wellbeing.

Crisis support


If you or anyone else is experiencing a mental health crisis, support is available from the nearest A&E department or 999.


Cartoon bear and rabbit

Learn more about how you can look after your mind, body and those around you with our top tips, tricks and articles.

Here to Support You guide


View and download the 'Here to Support You' guide to UCL support services and those offered in our Students' Union and elsewhere.


    Someone holding a sparkler

    From blogs and videos, to guides and training courses, we provide a range of resources to help promote healthy lifestyles.


    Light coming through leaves with a flower
    Information on reporting bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct and hate crime, and how to get support.

    Suicide prevention and support

    Two people talking holding coffee cups

    If you're feeling suicidal or know someone else who may be, you can find comprehensive guidance here.

    External support


    Students’ Union UCL and other external organisations offer a range of services to help you look after yourself.

    Specific student groups

    Blue coffee cup and open book

    LGBTQ+ students, mature students, students with children, distance learners, care experienced students and more.

    Student Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-2021

    Sunflowers and clear sky

    Find out more about UCL’s vision for an inclusive, caring and supportive community.

    Information for parents

    Information for parents

    Find out more about how you can help your child get the most out of university life as a parent or guardian. 

    Information for staff

    Information for staff

    Information for staff on supporting disabled students, supporting new student induction and more. 

    Meet the SSW team

    Back of staff member in #UCLcares tshirt on main campus

    Our diverse team of staff are here to help. Find out more about who they are and what they do.

    The Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team value your feedback.Please complete this feedback form and tell us about your experience with our team.

    Please give us your feedback

    MediaCentral Widget Placeholderhttps://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Player/98F3a65e