Student and Staff Wellbeing

Assessment Process

If you think you require support with a mental health issue, it's possible to request an assessment appointment. During the assessment appointment, we’ll discuss the range of support available to you and which option might best suit your particular needs. 

This could include:

  • time focused counselling
  • signposting to other specialist services, either within the University or externally.

Please read our counselling information for students‌ (PDF: 269KB) before booking an assessment appointment to help you decide whether counselling with us is right for you.

You can request an assessment appointment by phoning us on + 44 (0) 191 208 3333, or by web form. You will be contacted as soon as an appointment becomes available.

Sometimes accessing our online resources can resolve the current concern and you may not need any further support from the service. Likewise, after attending the assessment appointment you may feel that you don’t need ongoing counselling sessions.

If you’re 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.