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You're not alone

Everyone experiences tough times. So please stay connected and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Here’s how.

Stay connected

It's really important to keep in contact with friends and family. You can also make the most of opportunities to safely meet new people. Here are some ideas.

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Talk through any issues

Don’t feel you have to wait until you have a major problem to talk to someone. Whatever's on your mind, there are people here waiting to hear from you. And with plenty of options you can choose whoever you feel most comfortable with.

  • Your college

    Each college has friendly advisors who are ready to talk through any issues you may have.

  • One-off appointments

    Let's Talk and the 30-minute Clinic are both regular opportunities provided by the Counselling and Mental Health team.

  • The Chaplaincy

    It's for people of any faith and none. Get in touch and arrange a one-to-one chat.

  • Your Students' Union

    The Advice service is there to support through whatever you may be going through.

  • Group sessions

    Choose from group sessions and workshops on some common issues.

  • Nightline

    A confidential service run by students for students.

More options

The Student Portal provides links to a range of specialist services, and there are more services outside the University. You may wish to contact your GP for advice, which for many students local to campus will be the Lancaster Medical Practice, or consider some of these external services and resources.

Vacation support

Find out about support, services, activities and opening hours over vacation periods.

Mental health practitioners are available to help

Are your mental health or emotional difficulties having a significant impact on your daily life? Please arrange for one-to-one support from the Counselling and Mental Health Service

Get help in a crisis

The Counselling and Mental Health Service provide instructions on how to get emergency help

Emergency help