It's important to look after your health and wellbeing at university. With so many academic, social and personal changes going on make sure that you take time out to treat yourself well and find a good work/life balance.

If you feel that you could benefit from some support there are several mental and physical health support services on campus which are available to all BU students. See below for details of our services, or visit our Health and Wellbeing pages for more information, including access to external support services.

You can also talk to our AskBU students service, who will be able to signpost you towards the appropriate support. Call 01202 969696, or email [email protected], or visit The Base, Poole House, Talbot Campus or the Helpzone at Bournemouth Gateway Building, Lansdowne Campus.

Achieve@BU team 

You may also wish to speak to our Achieve@BU team who can provide support and advice if you are experiencing any personal issues which may be impacting your studies. 

Student Wellbeing

Our Student Wellbeing service based at Talbot House has a range of options to meet your mental health needs and our Wellbeing Advisors are on hand to help you decide the best way forward. The service is confidential and completely free, and offers a range of support including; drop-in sessions, workshops, booked appointments and counselling, plus information and links to other services.

Medical Centre

If you are looking for medical support the Student Medical Centre at BU offers a full range of medical services, health and sexual advice. Based at Talbot House, it is open to all students and daily appointments are available. There is also provision for out of hours and emergency support.

SUBU Advice

SUBU Advice can also provide independent and confidential advice. Call 01202 965779, or email [email protected], or visit them at the Student Centre on Talbot Campus or Bournemouth House at Lansdowne Campus.


The ResLifeBU team support each of the BU halls, Student Village and Unilet and are there to make sure that every student living in our accommodation feels welcome, comfortable and safe. 

Faith & Reflection

Faith & Reflection is also at Talbot House and offers support and guidance to all students, whether you have a faith or not.


Keeping fit can really help to improve your wellbeing. SportBU offer a wide range of fitness and rehabilitation services including; membership, health check, personal training, massage and chiropratic treatment.

Online wellbeing resources

The wellbeing resources section includes advice and guidance on issues including alcohol & drugs, anxiety & stress, depression, pregnancy and relationships, the wellbeing resources A-Z also includes external support services.