We are offering a range of options, including remote sessions via telephone and video, as well as our drop-in on campus, Monday to Friday, 1 - 2pm.
If you feel you need urgent help or support, you can contact the following services:
Connection – free 24-hour local NHS crisis number – 0800 652 0190
Samaritans – free 24-hour national listening service – 116 123
STARS (Sexual Trauma And Recovery Service) – drop in at the Student Wellbeing office first Monday of the month, 11am - 12pm:
1 Nov, 6 Dec, 10 Jan, 7 Feb, 7 Mar, 9 May, 6 Jun.
The Student Wellbeing service is run in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. It's confidential, completely free and open to all BU students who are experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood. To register for emotional support for stress, anxiety or low mood please see the Booking An Appointment Section below.
Please note: Under current funding arrangements, students attending Partner Colleges (including those on BU programmes) are not eligible to use the service. Arrangements are in place for counselling to be provided by the partner colleges.
Services available for you
Booking an appointment
Drop in sessions (term time only)
Support from a counsellor
Information and links to other services
The Student Wellbeing team is amazing. These people really know what they are talking about when you go there with any issues. They also understand the different courses and the types of pressures you may face at BU, so use them if you need to.