University of Hull students

Mental health

Nothing should get in the way of reaching your potential and we are here to do everything we can to help.

We know that developments around coronavirus (COVID-19) are concerning and may cause disruption to your studies. Student Services remain open and as always, we’re here to help and support you.

Contact us through MyHull Portal

Raise a concern

A girl and her parents talk to a member of staff at a stand at one of our Open Days

If you're struggling, you don’t have to do it alone. We're here to help you to access a wide range of support, both on and off campus.

Mental Health difficulties are very personal and symptoms can vary greatly from one person to another. Here are a few things to look out for. Remember though, this is not a checklist of symptoms you must have to be suffering from mental health issues. If you or a friend are struggling, regardless of symptoms, seek help.

  • Feelings of listlessness (having little interest in doing anything), sadness or a lack of energy
  • Inability to concentrate or focus on work
  • Excessive worrying
  • Major changes to your eating or sleeping habits
  • Extreme highs and lows of emotion
  • Withdrawal from social activity and hobbies
  • Inability to cope with stress or problems
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Suicidal thoughts or self-harm

We'd recommend that you let us know about any mental health concerns when you apply to the university. As we are an inclusive university, we will always respond in a supportive and sensitive way.

We'll send you a questionnaire so that we can understand your needs. But don't worry - you can get in touch for assistance at any point during your time at the university.

What can we do for you?

Our specialist practitioners provide support for students who are experiencing mental health difficulties, on the autistic spectrum, feel unsafe, have suicidal thoughts, been a victim of sexual or domestic abuse, or who have substance misuse issues.

  • We'll help identify what reasonable adjustments may be required for you in the lecture theatres and classrooms
  • Should your school wish to contact us, regarding any support you have in place with them, we would be happy to work with them and you, to ascertain what may change here
  • We can offer advice on applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).
  • We'll provide one-to-one support from a mental health practitioner to explore how your mental health is impacting you whilst you are at university and develop techniques to manage it.

Do you need help or concerned about a friend?

If you're struggling or are worried about someone else, you can request support here.

Survive and Thrive

Survive & Thrive is a wellbeing learning programme which has been designed specifically for students at our University. The aim of this program is to help you develop a whole range of skills, knowledge and techniques which will not only enhance your mental and emotional wellbeing and your learning, but also your enjoyment of university life and your future employability.

Access the Survive and Thrive module here.