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Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

We are committed to helping you manage your wellbeing and promoting good health.

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We recognise these exceptional circumstances may be stressful for you and although we cannot see you in person you can still contact us via email.

You can continue to contact the Welfare and the Wellbeing team by emailing

You can also get support from:

Care First

This is a confidential service providing information, advice and support on both emotional and practical issues. The service is currently open to all students at York St John University.  They are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. You can get in touch in the following ways: 

For more information about our reduced service, a list of online resources and general support please visit our Welfare advice page.

Wellbeing Zone

The Wellbeing Zone is a multimedia tool designed not only to help you track your progress towards selected health and wellbeing goals but as a platform to offer you advice and help, too.  It can help you to pay more attention to your own wellbeing.  Up-to-date content on topics such as healthy eating, personal fitness, stress management, better sleep, and many more will support your motivation and you can even share your goals with your friends and family.  However, it is completely up to you if and how much information you want to share and the Wellbeing Zone is fully confidential.

To register for the Wellbeing Zone use the code YSJ1.

Visit the Wellbeing Zone

YSJ Active

Find out about opportunities for sport, exercise and recreation.

Religion and spirituality

Our Chaplaincy provides spaces and opportunities for reflection, listening, confidential support, prayer, worship, meditation, socialising and spiritual exploration. We also provide information about religious activities in York and events run by the university.

Student Minds

Student Minds is a student led mental-health programme. It offers you the opportunity to engage in raising awareness of mental health in the student population through campaigns and events. Additional activities include engaging in charity fundraising and regular social activities.

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