Students in Nexus area of Templeman Library with therapy dog.


Support and resources to help you stay well during the Autumn term.

Wellbeing date for your diary: 10 October is World Mental Health Day!

Look out for loads of activities and opportunities in Canterbury and Medway to boost your wellbeing and get to know new people. 

From therapy dogs, to plant giveaways, to free bookswap and loads of information about services to help you stay well and make the most of your university life!

Check out the Student Support and Wellbeing events calendar for more details of what you can get involved in.

Wellbeing at Kent

Whether you're arriving at Kent for the first time, or returning for the new term, find out about opportunities to enhance your wellbeing at Kent, and get support if you need it.

Be sure to follow Student Support and Wellbeing @UniKentSSW on Instagram for more wellbeing tips and resources.

Need more help or support for your wellbeing?

Check out the Student Support and Wellbeing webpages for support info and contact details.

You can also find out about accessing 24/7 support from our partner organisations wherever you are, whenever you need it.

Your wellbeing hub on campus

There's much more to our libraries than just academic books and study spaces

From therapy dogs and art exhibits to book swaps and mindful colouring spaces, there's all sorts on offer at our Templeman (Canterbury) and Drill Hall (Medway) libraries to support your wellbeing.

We also have non-academic books as well as e-books and audiobooks you can access for free! Check out the ‘Love to Read’ or ‘Wellbeing and self-help’ collections.    

Enhance your wellbeing, connect with yourself & others.

Here are things you can do to enhance your wellbeing at Kent.

This info is also available as a PDF flyer.

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    Get the support you need

    One to one and peer support groups, regular mindfulness sessions and in person and online mental health support.  

    Student Support and Wellbeing
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    Learn to grow food and thrive in nature

    Planting workshops, butterfly walks, ecotherapy sessions and more. A thriving sustainability hub centred around growing food.  

    Kent Community Oasis Garden
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    Get active and boost your health

    With a wide range of sport and fitness facilities on campus with Kent Sport, it’s never been easier stay active at uni!  

    Kent Sport
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    Relax, unwind or get involved

    Enjoy theatre, music, comedy and film right here on campus, or get involved and join one of our creative groups.  

    Gulbenkian Arts Centre
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    Societies, activities and groups

    There are student-led groups to suit everyone, so join in and discover new hobbies and meet new people.  

    Kent Union
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    Belonging, spirituality, worship and dialogue

    Join different faith groups for regular pizza nights, day trips and weekly prayer and spirituality groups.  

    Chaplaincy events
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    Specialist study advice and academic support

    Feel prepared: come to SLAS for study, assignment and assessment strategies at any stage of study  

    Student Learning Advisory Service
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    Get ready for employment

    Upskill yourself and connect with others via volunteering, networking and workshop events.  

    Careers and Employability Service

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Managing your mental health at uni

Tips from our mental health advisers in Student Support and Wellbeing.

Events to support your wellbeing

Look out for things you can get involved in to support your wellbeing.

Support available to staff

We have a number of ways to help staff look after their mental health, from our Employee Assistance Programme, to Mental Health Allies you can get in touch with and HR support.   

Learn more about enhancing your wellbeing by reading the staff #UniKentWellbeing flyer, or why not sign up for coffee with a mystery colleague to meet someone new and get talking.

Highlights from recent #UniKentWellbeing events on our campuses