Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care

Pastoral Support

The Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care team is committed to providing you with inclusive pastoral support whatever is happening in your life. We can help you talk through issues you may want to address such as:

  • Stress
  • Academic worries
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Tensions living with others
  • Family worries 
  • Identity, Gender and Sexuality
  • Loss or bereavement 
  • Faith, Spirituality, or Beliefs
  • Values or ethics

We work closely with the other teams in Student Health and Wellbeing, including the Counselling and Disability support teams and we will help you access any of the support services if they are better placed to help you address your concerns.

Our Pastoral Support services include:

  • Our Listening Ear service which can be booked for an initial meeting online or in person
  • Our Walk & Talk sessions where you can join with others for some mental wellbeing, conversation and exercise
  • Our online resources which give self-guided support

Urgent Support and Hate Incidents

The Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care team is not an emergency service. If you are concerned about keeping yourself safe, or need immediate help and support, you should contact your GP and read our Emergency and Out of Hours page.

If you are a Newcastle University student or colleague and have experienced Hate Crime or Sexual Violence, you can tell us  and seek help from our Survivor Support Service, where full details or anonymous reports can be made. The Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care team work closely with the University's Hate Crime and Sexual Violence prevention team to ensure support is made available.