Student Support & Wellbeing

Wellbeing Services at Kent

 

 

What are Wellbeing services?

The Wellbeing team offers free support to all enrolled students experiencing distress arising from psychological, emotional or mental health issues.

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, weak or fearful. However, 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.

Crisis drop-in sessions

If you feel you are in need of urgent support we offer crisis drop-in sessions every week day when you can come to the Student Support and Wellbeing reception and be seen by a member of the team. During these appointments we will listen to your concerns and try to direct you in to the most appropriate help and support.

  • 14.00 – 16:00 at Canterbury – Student Support and Wellbeing Reception, H Block, Keynes
  • 14.00 – 15.00 at Medway – Student Support Office, Gillingham Building, G0-05
  • Contact Wellbeing Services

More information

  • Information for staff

    The University Counselling Service is available to staff who are experiencing emotional difficulties. Staff are able to self-refer to the service and can receive up to five individual counselling sessions. Counselling is designed to offer confidential listening support in times of difficulty.

  • Information for students

    The Wellbeing Team offers free support to students experiencing distress arising from psychological, emotional or mental health issues. 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.

  • Make an appointment

    As diaries constantly change, the best way to make an appointment is by phone or in person. 

  • Apps for wellbeing

    Tools to help you to relax, study more efficiently and look aftewr your wellbeing and safety.

  • E-therapy guide

    This service is for registered students who are unable to physically access face-to-face counselling.

  • Self-help resources

    Resources oustide the university that may help you to maintain Wellbeing.

  • Wellbeing events

    A series of workshops, seminars, groups and drop-in sessions designed to help you get the best out of University life.

Student Support - © University of Kent

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T: +44 (0)1227 823158, (0)1634 888969

Last Updated: 27/10/2017