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Mental health and wellbeing support

There is always help available to you throughout your time with us at UCL. Whether through counselling or at a drop-in session or appointment, our professional staff can provide you with advice and support on a wide range of mental health and wellbeing subjects, to help you get the most out of student life.

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Alternative arrangements due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Drop-in sessions

To help look after the health of our community during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Student Support and Wellbeing's drop-in sessions are suspended until further notice.

Students still have full access to support. To speak to an adviser or make an appointment, get in touch with us through askUCL, our online student enquiries system.

Student Psychological and Counselling Services (SPCS) 

From Tuesday 17 March, Student Psychological and Counselling Services (SPCS) will no longer be able to offer in-person appointments until further notice. 

We will offer the alternative of remote sessions via video conferencing software or phone for all scheduled appointments, and your practitioner will be in contact to make specific arrangements with you for this.

If you need to get in touch with SPCS during this period, please email us at spcs-info@ucl.ac.uk.

Changes to Extenuating Circumstances Regulations

UCL's Extenuating Circumstances Regulations have been changed in response to the outbreak. Students can now self-certify if they have Extenuating Circumstances for the remainder of the academic year.

Find out more about the revised Extenuating Circumstances Regulations.

If you're concerned or anxious about the virus, please read our advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

About the team

About the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team

Find out who the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team are, who we can suport and how we can support you.

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Drop-in sessions and longer appointments

Find out more about our drop-in sessions and longer appointments, and what to expect when you see us.


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Student Psychological and Counselling Services provide counselling, psychiatric support, workshops and more.

Evening and weekend support

Evening and weekend support

We work in partnership with Care First to provide out-of-hours counselling support by telephone and online.

Extra support for PhD students

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Our PhD students have access to additional mental health and wellbeing support from UCL Workplace Health.

Interrupting your studies

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Find out what to do if you're thinking about interrupting your studies for health or wellbeing reasons.

Mental health resources

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Websites, apps and further resources to support positive mental health and wellbeing.


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