Counselling and Mental Health

We aim to help students get the most from their time at the University and to maximise their academic success by providing brief counselling and mental health disability support.  Our service is without charge and is available to all current students. 

Through counselling, we provide a confidential, safe place in which to explore your emotional difficulties.  To establish whether counselling with us will best meet your needs, we ask you to attend an assessment appointment with one of our therapists.

We also provide reasonable adjustments so that you can engage in your studies if you have a long-term mental health condition, supported by medical evidence. 

If you’d be better supported by another service, we can offer signposting advice and facilitate access to specialist mental health care, as appropriate. 

We offer appointments 09.00 - 17.00 on weekdays.  During term-time we also offer an evening service on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Please note we are not an emergency service and do not run an out of hours service.


Consultancy is an advice and signposting service, operated by qualified Student Wellbeing Service professionals, for those who are concerned about the mental health of a Newcastle University student.