Wellbeing and Mental Health

Attending University is an exciting time, but there can also be times of stress and anxiety.

The Wellbeing and Mental Health team within Student Futures Support provides practical information, advice and guidance to all students at the University of Chester across all campuses.

We can help with:

  • making the transition into University life
  • dedicated support for commuting students, international students, mature students (over 21), care leavers and young adult carers
  • homesickness
  • understanding academic procedures
  • conflict with others
  • looking at your options so you can make informed decisions
  • exam stress
  • financial problems
  • pregnancy support
  • mental health
  • substance misuse
  • sexual misconduct
  • domestic abuse
  • achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle by referring to our tailored Active Wellbeing Programme. For more information please see https://www1.chester.ac.uk/sport-and-active-lifestyle/active-wellbeing-programme

Please contact us if you are:

  • feeling low
  • feeling anxious
  • not eating or overeating
  • struggling with university life
  • thinking of withdrawing from University
  • feeling isolated
  • unable to sleep
  • feeling out of control
  • unable to concentrate
  • concerned about another student
  • having suicidal thoughts

Please seek support by calling 01244 511550 or emailing wellbeing@chester.ac.uk (all campuses) for advice or to make a telephone or face to face appointment with a Wellbeing Adviser.

Have you seen the new support section on the University of Chester app? This includes lots of self-help resources, local services information and advice and support for students struggling with their mental health. Click the video below to find out more:

Students can access information and advice from our Information Point in the Student Futures Support Office: Chester – Binks 005, Warrington – Martin 012, Shrewsbury – SGH024 (Mondays).

Where appropriate, a referral can be made to a Mental Health Adviser.

There is also a Student Counselling service available to all students at the University. Please see https://www.chester.ac.uk/campus-life/support-for-students/counselling or email student.counselling@chester.ac.uk for more information.
Your wellbeing at University is important to us. We offer group wellbeing sessions on a variety of topics including stress management, looking after your mental health and achieving a healthy study/life balance.