Mental health and wellbeing

There is always help available to you throughout your time with us at UCL. Our professional staff can provide you with advice and support on a wide range of issues to make sure you get the most out of student life.

Drop-in sessions and appointments

Drop-in sessions

If you're having problems that are impacting on your studies, we can help you work through them.

Student Psychological and Counselling Services

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Student Psychological and Counselling Services provide short-term counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy 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.

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.


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From blogs and videos, to guides and training courses, we provide a range of resources to help promote healthy lifestyles.

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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 to get help
  • UCLH is the nearest A&E department to UCL’s main campus
  • 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 the free NHS out-of-hours medical line on 111 for help accessing the right services
  • 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 on +44 (0)207 631 0101