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Physical, Mental and Emotional Health

Staying physically, mentally, and emotionally fit is essential to succeeding on your course; this section will help you find the services available to keep you fit--and help you out if something goes wrong.

Physical health & safety

University Health Centre - The University Health Centre offers students a range of services including Primary health care General Practitioner (GP) services. Students resident on campus should register with the University Health Centre.

Non-University Health Centres - Students residing off of campus should contact their local GP. The NHS offers an easy to use service to identify your nearest General Practitioner.

If students require first aid whilst they are on campus each building has at least one trained first aider and the porters should be aware of who they are in each building and contact them first. Please note that if you are in a university hall of residence and you require a first aider, please call Security on extensions 22083 (02476 522083) and also try to inform a Resident Tutor.

In a medical emergency contact 999 for an ambulance (if possible please do this from an internal phone, as Security will then be able to direct the ambulance onto campus).

University Security - The University Security Team exists to support the University’s overall aims by ensuring as far as possible, a safe, secure and friendly environment for students, staff and visitors, free from injury, personal threat, damage and theft. (Extension x22083 or 02476 522083.)

Mental health support

For help with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and similar problems:

University Mental Health Co-Ordinators - This service is available for students struggling to deal with existing mental health difficulties or if you or other people have become concerned about your mental health or if you would just like to discuss strategies to help you to cope with university life.

Students requiring support during a mental health crisis (including out of hours support) should click here for assistance.

University Counselling Service - The University Counselling Service provides an opportunity for all students at any level and at any time of study at the University of Warwick to access professional therapeutic counselling so that they may better develop and fulfil their personal, academic and professional potential.

Your Personal Tutor and the Residence Life Team (if living on campus) can also help find the right support for mental health concerns.

Emotional health & counselling

We all go through personal and emotional difficulties, and there is help available to see you through it--from counselling or advice on managing exam anxiety to just having someone to listen.

If your situation is affecting your ability to attend class or is otherwise interfering with your studies, you must inform your personal tutor as detailed in the Handbook.

University Counselling Service - The University Counselling Service provides an opportunity for all students at any level and at any time of study at the University of Warwick to access professional therapeutic counselling so that they may better develop and fulfil their personal, academic and professional potential.

  • For students interested in considering Counselling for whatever reason, they provide a useful overview of Counselling as a whole. If you are still unsure as to whether Counselling is for you, speak to Student Support Services.
  • If you are looking to explore mild or moderate issues yourself rather than discussing with a Counsellor, the self-help reference is a useful guide for resources which may be able to assist.
  • Email Counselling - Counselling doesn't always need to be face-to-face, and for those who would prefer to correspond via email, a counselling service is available to all students. It has the same overall aim as face-to-face counselling but allows students to reply at a time suitable to them.

Student Support - Wellbeing Support Services offers direction and guidance to any of its services for students looking for assistance, including personal problems, anxiety, and stress management. If you're unsure of where to go this is the place to start with.

University Chaplaincy - The Chaplaincy provides the provision of pastoral and spiritual care to all members of the University community, of all faiths and none.

Nightline - Nightline is a student-run, confidential, and non-judgmental peer-to-peer listening support service. This is not an advice service but a place to go just for someone to listen.

If you suffer from exam anxiety, the Counselling Service provides excellent advice for managing your anxiety as well as workshops to help develop your anxiety-fighting strategy. MIND, an external agency, also provides excellent advice.

Your Personal Tutor and the Residence Life Team (if living on campus) can also help find the right support for mental health concerns.