Wellbeing Services at Kent
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.
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.
- 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.
- NHS 111 is the NHS urgent help advice line. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.
Most GP surgeries now require patients to access support online in the first instance. Please check your own GP Surgery’s webpage, or use the links below if you are registered at the University Medical Centre in Canterbury or the DMC Sunlight Surgery in Medway.
- The University Medical Centre is an NHS general practice based on the University of Kent Canterbury campus - please have a look for online support.
- The DMC Sunlight Surgery is the Medway NHS practice many students are registered with - please have a look for online support.
- National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)
- Email Samaritans: email@example.com (UK and ROI)
Big White Wall
University of Kent students wherever they are located can access free, 24/7 online support for issues around mental health and wellbeing. The Big White Wall (BWW) is a Care Quality Commission registered service recognised nationally through awards by the NHS and is a safe environment overseen by qualified therapists called Wall Guides.
- Access Big White Wall
- Please use the following code: KENT1
What other help can I find?
- Check out this themed list of self-help resources