Students getting health and wellbeing support

Confidential mental health support

Learn more about the help available from the Student Wellbeing Service.

We provide free mental health, wellbeing and counselling support. We work in partnership with you to fulfil your academic potential and have a meaningful university experience. 

Our support includes daily advice sessions and counselling, resources and guides for help with different issues, and workshops, courses, events and support groups to connect with others.

Get support - speak with a friendly Wellbeing Practitioner

Come in for an in-person appointment with one of our experts, or you can request a video or phone meeting if you prefer. There are two main ways you can get help from us:

Same day bitesize appointments

If you don't know where to start or want to know more about your support options, book one of our 20 minute weekday appointments. These are great for:

  • Identifying quick solutions for something that's bothering you
  • Helping you find support inside and outside the University
  • Finding out more how the Wellbeing Service can help you

Phone us Mondays to Fridays, for the next appointment with a mental health expert, no questions asked: +44 (0)23 9284 3466.

Appointments are available on a first-come-first-served basis so we recommend calling us in the morning.

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Full support from the service

To register with us and request more detailed one-to-one help:

  1. Fill out our registration form, including your name, student ID, contact details and preferences, and availability.
  2. We'll then send you a secure email link to a confidential online Wellbeing First Steps form. This allows you to tell us a bit more about yourself and about the issues worrying you, so you don't have to wait until we can offer you a full appointment.
  3. The questions on the form help you think things through, and the process of filling it in is designed to be helpful in itself. 
  4. You'll hear back from us the next working day after you submit your form.

Register online

Wellbeing resources and other support

You can speak to the NHS, and other organisations and charities specialising in mental health for free, confidential help.

We've also got a range of guides and resources on different topics that can help you navigate mental health at uni, if you'd prefer to read them in your own time.

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Contact the Student Wellbeing Service

Access mental health support and guidance from our friendly team of wellbeing advisers, counsellors and advisers:

Register for help >

Or you can contact us via:

You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.

Worried about a student? Whether you're a friend, member of University staff, family member or medical professional you can raise a concern so our service can help.

Our terms of service

By registering with the Student Wellbeing Service, you agree to our terms and conditions. Please read our privacy and consent information which explains our confidentiality system and how your data is kept secure.

Welcome to the Student Wellbeing Service

Want to know how about the support we offer at the University of Portsmouth? Hear from our team at the Student Wellbeing service. 

As a student at the University of Portsmouth, we want you to fulfil your potential and have a life-changing student experience.

The Student Wellbeing Service is the hub for learning, adviceand support for your emotional wellbeing and mental health.

If you are new to university life, then you may be facing a number of life challenges.

Transition from home to a new life, financial independence, new friendships and relationships, living independently, and of course, new academic challenges and expectations.

For all students, when you're facing challenges, it is likely you will find yourself feeling stressed, worried, unhappy or anxious at times.

This does not mean there is something wrong with you. Learning to cope with these challenges constructively provides opportunities for growth and personal development.

The knowledge and tools you will develop are life skills that you can take forward and use long after graduation.

But if you do start to struggle at any point, please do come and see us straight away.

The Student Wellbeing Service is a team of practitioners with a broad range of experience, expertise and skills.

We have mental health advisors, counsellors and wellbeing advisors who offer 1-to-1 support.

You can come in and see us for these or you can book a phone or video call instead.

For more detailed information about everything that we provide and how to access the service, please visit our website.

And remember, if you think you need support, please come and see us.