We offer a range of options, including remote sessions via telephone and video, as well as our drop-in on campus, Monday to Friday, 1 - 2pm.
Please note: Over the summer break we're offering a reduced appointment based service, mostly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9.30am - 4pm. Please contact the team on email [email protected].
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.
We offer support around a range of issues and can help you to access more specialist services when needed. Here are some of the things we can help you with:
- Low mood
- Lifestyle issues including difficulties sleeping or eating
- Relationship and family issues
- Confidence issues
- Advice if you are concerned about a friend.
Student Wellbeing offers short-term support for the above issues. Sometimes, after an initial assessment we will refer students onto a local NHS IAPT service which can offer support for specific anxiety disorders through CBT. We have a referral pathway with Steps 2 Wellbeing which ensures a smooth transition between services. You can find out about their service here
To register for emotional support for stress, anxiety or low mood please see the how to refer section below.
Services available for you
How to refer
Drop-in sessions (term time only)
Support from a counsellor
Information and links to other services
How are you, really? We all know that being a uni student can be tough sometimes. Whatever the source of your feelings, it is important to remember to prioritise your wellbeing, both mental and physical. BU has a variety of wellbeing services available