If you are studying at university in Leicestershire and need support you can find information on what each university offers here.

De Montfort University

The Mental Health Team at De Montfort University supports students with existing mental health conditions in addition to offering advice/support on the following

  • Assessment of whether practical adjustments could be made to teaching, coursework hand-in times or exams, to try and reduce the impact that a mental health condition has on your studies at university
  • Support when discussing needs to teaching staff should this be required
  • Practical goal setting and suggestions of how to address certain issues you may be experiencing
  • Support in accessing NHS services
  • Signposting to agencies who are able to support students with alcohol and substance use issues
  • Signposting to counselling services

To access support, you can email wellbeing@dmu.ac.uk

To find out other ways of accessing support, including booking a Single Point of Access (SPA) appointment and informing DMU about your mental health condition, visit the DMU well-being page on their website.

Disability Advice and Support

The DAS team are committed to providing leading support to enable students to achieve their full potential. Each person’s disability can affect them in different ways, so the support we offer is flexible and tailored to each individual. DMU aims to ensure all their students have the opportunity to fully participate in their chosen course and university experience.

DMU encourage students and applicants to inform them about a disability or medical condition as early as possible, so that relevant support can be arranged for their studies – this can include liaising with academics, the exams office and other key teams to ensure that all support is in place.

Other useful links:

Feel like you need somewhere to talk? Togetherall is a free online community, a safe place to support your mental health 24/7.

Join today and share how you're feeling, listen and be heard. Students using their a DMU email address can access free online mental health support, any time, any day. Whether you’re struggling to cope, feeling low or just need a place to talk, Togetherall can help you to explore your feelings in a safe supportive environment

It is available 24/7 and monitored by trained clinicians. A safe place online to get things off your chest, have conversations, express yourself creatively and learn how to manage your mental health.

University of Leicester

The University of Leicester mainly short-term counselling that encourages people to make the most of each session. Each session usually lasts for 50 minutes. This is an active, collaborative process with follow-ups or on-going sessions scheduled weekly, fortnightly or longer intervals. More information on counselling can be found on the University of Leicester website.

To self-refer into the service, current students at the University of Leicester can complete the online registration form.

If you have any questions you can email the well-being team.

Well-being services are open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.
You can also follow Student Support Services on Twitter and Facebook.

There’s always somewhere to get support if you need it – you can find all of the student support services including: keeping safe, academic help, money, visas and accommodation, drop-in services and Nightline on the University of Leicester help page.

AccessAbility Centre

The AccessAbility Centre offers support and advice for students with dyslexia or other specific learning disabilities as well as working with students who have sensory disabilities, mobility difficulties, mental health conditions and autism. The centre offers study skills support, co-ordinating alternative exam arrangements and a quiet place to work or rest.

If you have any questions you can email the AccessAbility Centre or call them on 0116 252 5002.

Loughborough University

The Mental Health Support Team is here to provide practical support to students experiencing mental health difficulties and liaise with staff about appropriate practical or pastoral support.

The Mental Health Support Team provide support by helping students evaluate the practical impact that mental health difficulties may be having on them. They can talk through the support needs students feel they may have and address these directly or through referral to other services.

If you have any questions you can email the Student Well-being and Inclusivity team or call them on 01509 228 338.

Disability Support Team

The Disability Support Team is there to support students with disabilities. They support students living with any long term (over 12 months) condition which has a disabling impact on their studies.

The Team work with students to develop practical support and strategies to enable them to deal with obstacles they may encounter during their academic journey.

If you have any questions you can email the Disability office or call them on 01509 222 770.

There’s always somewhere to get support if you need it – you can find all of the student support services including: counselling, well-being advisers, medical support, self-help resources and workshops and events on the Supporting You page.

Signposting to further support


VitaMinds works in partnership with the NHS to provide talking therapy services, known as IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies). These services can help with issues such as excessive worry, low mood, anxiety, lack of motivation and depression. VitaMinds can provide advice and guidance on the best options for you.

VitaMinds is a free and confidential service. You don’t need to visit a GP to get help – simply use the self-referral form on their website, or call on 0330 094 5595.

Student Space

Student Space is here for students through coronavirus and is available to all higher education students across England and Wales. Student Space is a trusted place to:

  • access confidential support via text, phone, email and webchat
  • explore online resources
  • find help available at university

Phone support

Call free on 0808 189 5260. This is a dedicated freephone number which is open from 4pm to 11pm, offering listening support, information and onward signposting for students.

Web support

Visit the website to access the Student Space webchat.

Access the webchat from 4pm to 11pm every day to talk to a trained supporter who will listen and help you talk through any issues you are experiencing.

Text support

To start a conversation, text ‘STUDENT’ to 85258. Get 24/7 support from a trained volunteer. It’s free, confidential and anonymous. Whether you’re experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness or relationship issues, they are here to listen and support you.

Email support

Email Student Space to get help from a trained supporter. Whatever is causing you concern, Student Space's supporters are here to listen. Whether it’s your mental health, your studies, worries about money or relationships, they can support you and help you move forward.

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