Health and wellbeing support
Your physical and emotional health is important and looking after them will ensure you get the most out of university life. As a Surrey student, you are fortunate in having easy access to health and wellbeing services, and we encourage you to take advantage of them.
Centre for Wellbeing
The Centre for Wellbeing is here to support your health, emotional and psychological wellbeing so that you can reach your full potential during your time at Surrey.
Support available includes:
- Mental health support
- Help with eating disorders
- Health and wellbeing advice
- Guidance on the management of stress
- Counselling services
- Specialised initiatives and events.
The Centre offers personal consultations with counsellors who can help with emotional and psychological issues, supporting you on your journey through life.
Meeting with a counsellor will help you explore collaboratively to find a solution that will find the best help for you, whether that will be self-help, a referral to the most appropriate service or agency or a follow-up consultation with a counsellor.
Important Update 2020
We continue to operate the counselling service ‘virtually’ for students residing in the UK. The therapeutic support we can offer you will be by phone or video call via Microsoft teams. These free and confidential appointments are available 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday.
For students residing beyond the legal jurisdiction of the UK we cannot offer therapeutic counselling, this is because other countries around the world have different rules and regulations regarding licensing, insurance, training and qualifications of counsellors.
We can however offer information-based guidance and advice and help you to identify sources of support and self-help so do get in touch
We are here to help.
We have a number of online services available to support your health and wellbeing. There is something for everyone and all listed services are free and confidential.
Togetherall, formerly Big White Wall, is a free, anonymous and non-judgemental online environment supporting your mental health and wellbeing. The services offers support for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, relationship problems and lifestyle challenges.
The service provides 24/7 online peer and professional support from trained counsellors. Togetherall provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to improve and self-manage your mental health and wellbeing.
Nightline is a confidential and anonymous listening service for students, run by trained student volunteers. You can call Nightline to talk about any problem, big or small, and in complete confidence. We aren't here to judge or advise you, just to listen and support you through whatever it is you're going through.
Nightline is available 7:00pm to 7:00am, Monday to Friday, during term time.