Coronavirus: Your Kent Student Support Team is still here for you
Student Support and Wellbeing staff in Canterbury and Medway continue to operate remotely to support all students through this very challenging time. Whether you were previously accessing support or not, you are welcome to get in touch with us now.
We are here for you if you are upset, confused or struggling with a problem and you think it might be helpful to discuss things with someone outside your circle of family and friends.
You may be experiencing specific issues, such as problems with adjusting to student life, studying, relationships, drugs, alcohol, sexuality, grief and loss, illness, a traumatic experience, low self-esteem, self-harm, body image etc.
You may find it difficult to contact us for the first time, thinking that your problem is too big or too small; you may feel embarrassed, or scared. We understand that you may feel anxious, but we are not here to judge you. What you say will be treated with respect and held in confidence by experienced professionals.
If you use Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, follow @UniKentSSW for advice and information to help you keep calm and safe, and connected to others in the Kent community. #KentTogetherAtHome We encourage you to do what you can look after your wellbeing during this period.
See below for information on Wellbeing Services available at Kent. If you'd like to know more about other services for students with disabilities, long term health conditions, specific learning difficulties or autism, please visit the Student Support and Wellbeing page.
Our team of mental health experts at Kent can help with issues such as stress and anxiety, panic attacks, depression, eating difficulties, sleep problems, low self-esteem, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Medical Centre, nursing services and emergency contacts.
Counselling is available for students who are experiencing problems such as anxiety, depressed feelings, and emotional difficulties that may or may not be connected to student life.
Here you will find safety contacts and top tips to help keep you safe on and off campus.
Exercise is good for your physical health and improves your mental health and sense of wellbeing. It can be something you do to have some personal time and space, or a social activity which helps you connect with others. Here are some ideas to help you add exercise into your routine in a cost effective way.
There are lots of great spaces for walking on the Medway campus near the Dockyard, and beautiful woodland surrounding the Canterbury campus. For information on guided walks in Canterbury, check out the Student Support and Wellbeing Events Calendar.
Also on the Canterbury campus is a community outdoor space near Parkwood. The Kent Community Oasis Garden (KentCOG) is a group of students, staff and community members working to create a sustainability hub centred around growing food. The Oasis garden provides opportunities for skills building and training as well as quiet spaces for wellbeing and mental health programmes.
Information and guidance, as well as an online reporting tool to access support for sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship abuse, harassment, bullying and hate incident.
Large list of categorised external resources.
Alcohol and Drugs
Information, advice and support resources about drinking alcohol and taking drugs.