Helping you to maintain positive mental health
If you are struggling, we are here to help. We are not able to see everyone who makes contact with the Student Counselling Service but we offer advice for the most appropriate support.
Could your problem or issue be better solved by using alternative support?
Our self-help resources cover a range of topics, including anxiety, depression and studying. They are full of useful tips, advice and sources of further support.
Support in Bristol
There is a range of support available to you while you are studying here from local city-wide agencies we work closely with. Find out what support is available in Bristol.
Big White Wall - anonymous online support
Big White Wall is a safe and anonymous online peer support community that is available 24/7. It can help you get support, take control and feel better when you are anxious, low or not coping. Join the Big White Wall support community.
Services from the University
There is a range of support from the University aimed at helping you. The Student Wellbeing Service is available to all students and if you are in University accommodation, you can also get help from Residential Life advisers.
Find out where to get help in an emergency.
We have different types of support available and will work hard to make sure you have access to the support you need.
We aim to offer a respectful responsive service to students who reach out to us. In turn, we expect to be treated with and spoken to with respect. We will not tolerate aggressive behaviours towards any members of our staff.
Equality, Diversity and inclusion
We welcome all students to our service. Find out about how we are trying to make sure we offer equality, diversity and an inclusive service for everyone.
Before you use our services, find out what type of things we can help with and what we do.
Groups are led by a trained counsellor and offer you the opportunity to discuss and share your experience, whilst getting help and support from others who have experienced similar things. You need to register to attend a group.
This is a personal action plan which mixes sports, exercise and health.
Counselling is a confidential talking and listening process that helps you explore your problems and feelings in a safe space.
One-to-one counselling with Nilaari
Nilaari is a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic led charity. We provide up to five free counselling sessions for UOB students who feel Nilaari would be best placed to meet their needs.
Mental Health Advisory Service
This service is for students with complex mental health difficulties. You can only use this service if your doctor or one of our counsellors has referred you.