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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.

Support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Students continue to have access to a wide range of support through the coronavirus outbreak, offered remotely. 

Our comprehensive support pages outline what is available. If you have more general concerns or questions about the virus, please read our advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

Medical evidence

We are aware that during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be difficult to obtain medical evidence. 

Your Disability Adviser or Mental Health Coordinator will discuss medical evidence requirements with you during your phone or video appointment. 

Read more about medical evidence.

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.

Global student assistance programme


Free, confidential wellbeing support and advice is available at any time, any day. This support is currently open to all our students overseas.

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.

External support


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

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