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Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

The Wellbeing Team offer a range of services for students. This includes: counselling, welfare advice, mental health support, support for Care Leavers, self-help materials and workshops. Meet the team.

T: 01904 876477 E: wellbeing@yorksj.ac.uk Visit: Desk in Holgate. Meet the Team

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Worried about yourself?

University life is challenging and there will be times when you feel like you are struggling. York St John University provide a range of support services for students to access all year round. There are things you can do right now to help yourself. One of these is to talk to someone else about how you feel. It is good to talk, but don't take our word for it, watch this video made by fellow York St John students.



You can also check out our self help pages below. They offer practical strategies you can use to help you cope in different circumstances and have links to other useful sites.




Transition to university


Loss and bereavement

Domestic violence


     Eating Disorders



We have a number of factsheets that you may find helpful:

     How to help a student in crisis flowchart 

Living with housemates

     Counselling at YSJ



Why choose us?

Remember, it is usual when you are struggling to stop doing the things that previously helped you. Spend a few minutes thinking about what you used to do, or that you enjoyed or found relaxing or invigorating. If you are not sleeping, this will have an impact on your ability to function and is an important issue for you to address. Similarly, if you are eating poorly, have stopped exercising or aren’t socialising like you once did consider how you can restart these activities.   


Need professional help?

The Wellbeing Team offers a range of support to students. Based in Holgate Student Centre, this includes: counselling, welfare advice, mental health support and a workshop programme.

We offer psychological help on weekdays all year round through the Wellbeing Drop-In. For most issues the daily Wellbeing Drop-In is the quickest way to get the support you need. You can access this by going to the Student Advice Team Desk  and asking for Wellbeing Drop-In. All our counsellors are qualified and work to BACP standards.