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.

Support during lockdown

We recognise students may be facing additional mental health challenges due to the disruption and uncertainty caused by coronavirus (COVID-19). Full support remains available from UCL in the form of same-day appointments with our DMHW (Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing) team, counselling with SPCS (Student Psychological and Counselling Services) and self-help resources across our Student Support and Wellbeing site. You can also read our summary of the support on offer in the 2020/21 academic year.

We are running wellbeing events open to all students in partnership with Students' Union UCL. We also have dedicated self-isolation guidance and support for students who are self-isolating.

To make an appointment with our advisers or for any further enquiries you have or support you may need, access askUCL and a member of our team will get in contact with you.

Students struggling with their mental health at this time can also access support via the NHS and online resources from Public Health England, along with support from mental health charity Mind. Further sources of information and support are Every Mind Matters, and Young Minds for young people.

Support around COVID-19

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We've collated a range of support articles from students and staff to help you during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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The new #WeAreUCL campaign celebrates the diversity and spirit of our community in these extraordinary times.

Events and activities

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Join in with some of our events and activities on campus - everything from therapy dogs to combatting stress workshops and more!

Connect with others

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Spending time with family and friends and supporting one another can help you feel connected and build stronger relationships.

Keep moving

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Finding a physical activity that you enjoy can improve your mood, boost energy and reduce stress.

Expand your horizons

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Learn about study hacks, managing your finances, new opportunities and how to make the most of student life.

Look after your mind

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Being fully present in the moment and learning how to handle stress can help you look after your mental health. 

Help out

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Small acts of kindness can often make a huge difference in the world and in the lives of others.

Support and wellbeing

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There's a wide range of support available at UCL. Learn about how to access this support and how to look out for others. 


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Check out our videos on how to settle into life at UCL and in London, and the support available to you during your here.

Share with UCL

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If you'd like to contribute by sharing your health and wellbeing wisdom with other students at UCL, get in touch!

Illustrations by Maryam Clark, @TheMindofMary

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