Mental health and wellbeing support

There is always help available to you throughout your time with us at UCL. Whether through counselling or at an appointment with our Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team, 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. All of our support services are free of charge and open to all UCL students of all levels.

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Crisis support

Student Support and Wellbeing does not offer emergency support. If you're in immediate danger of hurting yourself or others:

  • Go directly to the Accident & Emergency (A&E) department of your local hospital.
  • Call 999 to request an ambulance if you are unable to reach the hospital yourself.

If you're feeling distressed and need urgent support:

  • Contact your GP surgery to request an emergency appointment. If your GP surgery isn't open, call 111 for free out-of-hours NHS medical support.
  • You can call the Samaritans on 116 123 to talk to someone at any time, day or night.
  • Nightline are a listening service for students, by students. They're available overnight for online chat and calls from 6pm-8am.

How we can support your mental health and wellbeing

About the Disability, Mental Health and Wellbeing team

Find out how we can support you within our wider team at Student Support and Wellbeing.

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Drop-in sessions and longer appointments

Find out more about our free same-day and longer appointments, and what to expect when you see us.

Student Psychological and Counselling Services

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

UCL Student Support and Wellbeing Phone Lines

Evening and weekend support

Our Student Support and Wellbeing Phone Line and UCL 24/7 Student Support Line offer in-the-moment support.

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.

External support


Specialist support offering from external organisations to help you look after yourself.

General mental health resources

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Mental health and wellbeing resources, including the online self-help library, apps, websites and more.

Share your thoughts

"The [Student Support and Wellbeing] adviser was very supportive and listened to my concerns, thank you." - February 2022
"My adviser was extremely professional and kind at the same time. After asking me questions I was comfortable with, they came up with solutions to mitigate my difficulties. They fully explained the confidentiality of the meeting and the discretion with which my problem would be dealt with. That really reassured me." - March 2022
"I spoke with a Mental Health Adviser, first I was not sure how this appointment would help me! However, she was very helpful. She addressed my problem in a very good way, I felt confident talking to her and she helped me more than I expected. After the meeting, I started working on my problems in a better way and I started feeling much better." - March 2022
"I think Student Support and Wellbeing definitely listened to my issues and needs and took my problem seriously." - April 2022

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