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Health and wellbeing

The University of Hull is an exciting place to be, with so many opportunities at your fingertips. But, if you do need some support whilst you're here, we're here to help.

We care about your mental health & wellbeing and are here to provide a listening ear to support and advise you in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

Whether you're on the autistic spectrum and need help with the transition to University life, or need to chat about exam stress, we’re here to help support your success.

If you have a disability or health condition, which impacts upon your studies, please contact our Inclusivity Team for further guidance. Our Learning Support Team support students with specific learning differences such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Appointment information

If you need to speak to someone the same day, in relation to your mental health and wellbeing, there will be a duty advisor available on the first floor of Student Central, for the duration of most working days.

To enquire about specific availability for any given day and to book an appointment, please call the number above or visit the Central Hub desk on the first floor of Student Central. Initial appointments will be 20-30 minutes long to discuss your needs. You can then make further appointments of up to 50 minutes as appropriate.

Please note that there are times when the service will temporarily close due to unforeseen circumstances. Also please be aware that we offer a reduced service during vacation time. 

Depression and Anxiety

Let's Talk

We work very closely with Let’s Talk, a service that can help support you with depression, low mood, worry, anxiety & panic.

Let’s Talk employ a team of trained and qualified staff, who in discussion with you, will decide what support will work best for you and your needs.

The support offered by Let’s Talk is varied and includes counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Stress Control workshops.

If you'd like to book an appointment with Let's Talk, you can be seen on campus. To arrange this, you will need to contact them by telephone on 01482 247111 and make them aware you're a student at the university.

About Let's Talk Hull

Drugs AND Alcohol


Many people enjoy alcohol on a social level and not all drinking is harmful. However, alcohol use can have its downsides and excessive use can impact on our physical health, personal safety, mental health, work, study, friendships and relationships.

Find out more about the health effects of alcohol.

Recently revised guidelines from the Department of Health recommend that we should not regularly consume more than 14 units a week. Find out how much you're drinking using Drink Aware's unit calculator.

ReNew community drug and alcohol service

If you have concerns about drug and alcohol use, the ReNew team can help, discussing next steps with you in a secure and confidential environment.

ReNew provide an end to end service to support adults within Hull who may have an alcohol or drug issue or who are a family member/significant other of those with a drug and or alcohol issue.

The team are on site and available each Tuesday from 9am – 12 noon and on an ad hoc basis throughout the week to meet student need. Appointments can be made in advance by calling 0800 161 5700.


Looking for a healthier lifestyle and to stop smoking? SMOKEFREE can help with one-to-one specialist advice and support plus FREE nicotine replacement therapy such as patches or gum in various venues across Hull and the East Riding.


SMOKEFREE appointments

Sexual Health

Yorkshire MESMAC offers a variety of sexual health services, which can be accessed via the ground floor of the Student Central Building, every Wednesday between 1 pm and 4.30 pm during semester time.

Advice, condoms and Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea screenings are available. The testing for this is very straightforward and involves a self-urine sample for males, or a self-swab for females.

MESMAC also offer screenings for HIV and Syphilis, which is a finger prick test and results take just one minute.


Blue Door is a service that provides support to anyone who has experienced sexual violence.

During semester time the team provide a drop-in service on campus each week. For more information on when the drop-in takes place, or to book an appointment, please telephone 01482 462222, e-mail or see our twitter account for regular updates.

GP Practices

Find your nearest GP

Student Health Services

We work with City Health Care Partnership to provide access to a range of health services, from sexual health to advice on quitting smoking.

Access the services here