Looking after your wellbeing

We want you to get the most out of your time at university and feel safe, supported and able to reach your potential.

Accessing support when you need it

We have in place a comprehensive network of support services across the University: in residences, academic schools and through central services such as the student wellbeing service, student counselling and student health. Find out more about the academic, personal and practical support available to help you take care of your health and wellbeing

In your school: Your academic personal tutors, senior tutors and supervisors are there to help you make the most of your studies and will work with Mental Health and Wellbeing Services to ensure you receive any support you may need.

In your residence: Each of our Residential Villages is supported by a team of full-time support staff, who are trained to provide a visible and approachable source of expert help 24 hours a day, year-round. The team also includes chief and senior residents who live in our residences and provide a familiar face and peer support for their fellow students.

On campus: If you need help with practical issues, for example, money worries or study support, you can visit our Student Services where our team can help.

Accessing support: If you need some additional wellbeing support while at University, complete our Request for Support form, or do this for someone you are concerned about, and our central Wellbeing Access team will help you to connect with the appropriate support service.

Looking after your health

Our Students' Health Service provide a full National Health Service (NHS) general practice service. 

The practice is run by a team of doctors, nurses and support staff who are experienced in working with students and their dependents. 

Disability support

Our Disability Services can provide advice and study support for students who have long-term health conditions, including mental health conditions, specific learning difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, sensory impairments, and mobility difficulties.

It is best to contact us early in the application process so we can advise you on the support that may be available and how to access it.

Support for students with children 

Our subsidised day nursery is conveniently located on the main campus. It can accommodate children from three months to five years and is open weekdays throughout the year.

Support for students leaving care 

We offer guidance and support to young people leaving care, both before you apply and throughout your time at Bristol. We can provide specific information on financial help, accommodation and pastoral support.

Faith and spiritual support

The Multifaith Chaplaincy offers confidential pastoral and spiritual support, religious information and advice, and a welcoming space for all faiths and none.

International student support

Our International Team will support you from the moment you accept an offer, right through to graduation. This support includes welcome events and practical support as you settle in to life in Bristol. 

A safe environment

We do not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment or victimisation and we are committed to providing a fair and safe environment in which students can study and socialise.

Our Security Services operate 24 hours a day, year-round, to ensure the safety of our students and staff. 

I have had great support from the wellbeing service. My advisor is great. She helps me break down my week and really try and focus on what it is important.

Catt (BSc Mathematics and Computer Science)

A group of Bristol students rowing along a river. Healthy lifestyles

Our impressive range of activities and excellent sports facilities can help you lead a healthy lifestyle and benefit from the positive effects of sport. Find out more about Sport, Exercise and Health at Bristol. 

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