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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 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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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.

Student Space is an online wellbeing space full of expert information and advice to help you through the challenges of coronavirus. They also provide free and confidential wellbeing support via telephone, email and webchat.

Students struggling with their mental health 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.

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 support and how we can support you.

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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.


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Student Psychological and Counselling Services provide free 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.

Keeping in Touch campaign

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To help you look after yourself during the pandemic, you may receive a supportive call from one of our student ambassadors.

Additional phone and online support

Evening and weekend support

We work in partnership with Care First to provide extra counselling support free of charge 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 free 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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