Students in the Brynmor Jones Library

Wellbeing and mental health

Here to help.

We care about your mental health and wellbeing. We're here to provide a listening ear and to support you. We'll provide a safe, confidential and judgement-free environment to help get you back on track.

Whether you need help with the transition to University life, or want advice on beating exam stress, we’re here to help support you.

If you have a disability or health condition that impacts your studies, our Inclusivity Team will help overcome barriers to your success. Our Learning Support Team support students with specific learning differences such as dyslexia and dyspraxia to fulfil their potential.

Student wellbeing

If you need help, or could do with a chat, our team of trained professionals are here to support you.

We care about your wellbeing and are here to provide a listening ear to support and advise you in a safe and confidential environment.

Call 01482 462222
Email studentwellbeing@hull.ac.uk
Visit First floor, Student Central

8.45am to 5.30pm

Canham Turner
Gulbenkian Centre

Hull Samaritans

The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way - about whatever is getting to you, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Call 116 123
Email jo@samaritans.org
Visit samaritans.org

Visit samaritans.org

Appointments

 If you need to talk to someone about your mental health and wellbeing, you can book an appointment by telephoning 01482 462222 (option 5) or visit the Central Hub team, on the first floor of Student Central. We offer both 30 minute appointments, which are made available at the start of each working day and bookable appointments of 50 minutes, which can be made in advance, to suit your needs. During busy periods, the 30 minute appointments can fill up quickly, therefore we recommend getting in touch early, on the day you would like to be seen.

Support services

If you have specific concerns, these organisations can provide you with specific help and advice.

 

Mental health

Let's Talk

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

Let’s Talk employ a team of trained and qualified staff, who will help you to decide what support will work best for you.

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, call 01482 247111. Make them aware you're a student at the University and you'll be able to meet them on campus.

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Autistic Spectrum Condition

Managing finances can be challenging and if this is something you struggle with, you can access some online training in the form of a module offered by MoneySuperMarket.com in association with The National Autistic Society. The module covers a wide range of money-related topics and can be completed in one visit, or accessed section by section, over as many visits as required. Please note that this particular module is free, however there are others that have a small fee attached.

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.

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.

Hull ReNew community drug and alcohol service

If you're concerned about drug and alcohol use, the Hull ReNew team can help by 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. They also support people who are affected by drug or alcohol use in their family.

The team are on site and available each Wednesday from 10am – 3pm and on an ad hoc basis throughout the week to meet student need. Appointments can be made in advance by calling 0800 161 5700.

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Smoking

If you're looking for a healthier lifestyle and to stop smoking, SMOKEFREE can help. They provide one-to-one specialist advice and support, plus free nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches or gum.

Find out more

Book an appointment

Safe and healthy relationships

Yorkshire MESMAC

Yorkshire MESMAC offers a variety of sexual health services. They're available from the ground floor of Student Central every Wednesday between 1 pm and 4.30pm during semester time.

Advice, condoms and STI screenings are available. 

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The Blue Door

The 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 a confidential appointment, please telephone 01482 462222 or e-mail studentwellbeing@hull.ac.uk.

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Hull Women's Aid

Hull Women’s Aid provide support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. The team are on campus the last Thursday of every month, 13.00 – 15.30 on the ground floor of Student Central,  raising awareness of domestic abuse. They are also able to provide support to students off campus.

Appointments with the team can be booked by contacting the Health and Wellbeing Team, or by telephoning 01482 446099.

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Galop

Galop are an LGBT+ anti-violence charity. They provide confidential and independent advice and support for LGBT+ people who have experienced sexual assault, domestic abuse or violence. They can be contacted via their national helpline 0800 999 5428
 

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LGBT+

Switchboard

An information, support and referral service for lesbians, gay men and bisexual and trans people – and anyone considering issues around their sexuality and/or gender identity. Their confidential helpline operates from 10am to 10pm seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. Call 0300 330 0630

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MindLine Trans+

MindLine Trans+ is a UK wide service offering confidential, non-judgemental listening space for people who identify as Trans+, non-binary and their friends and families to talk.

Their trained listeners identify as Trans, non-binary or gender fluid and occassionally Cisgender allies also take calls. They're open Monday and Friday 8pm-midnight. Please telephone 0330 330 5468

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GP practices

It's important that you're registered with a local GP during your time in Hull.

Find a GP