Health and wellbeing
Wellbeing and welfare support
We have specialist support services ready to provide you with mental health or emotional support, as well as support with some of the more serious welfare challenges you might be facing.
How we can help you
We provide 2 types of support: wellbeing support and welfare adviser appointments.
Anyone can experience mental health difficulties.
Whether you are finding it difficult to manage aspects of your personal life or perhaps you are finding the environment of higher education an emotional challenge to adapt to, we offer a range of types of specialist support to help you.
Welfare adviser appointments
A meeting with a welfare adviser is an opportunity for you to talk through practical welfare challenges you are facing and which are causing you difficulties.
These might include sexual assault, domestic violence, pregnancy, police or crime matters, or other issues that are having a serious impact on your studies.
Need help now?
We offer support as quickly as we can to students who register with our team, but there may be a waiting time to see us.
We are not an emergency or 24/7 service. Therefore, if you are concerned that you might harm yourself, or if you are in any situation in which you are facing an imminent life-threatening situation, we have details of the services that are available to help you.
Health Assured service
We are pleased to offer to all our students at York St John a service called Health Assured - accessible via an app or via an online portal.
This service – which includes videos, factsheets, 4 week plan templates, and live chat and support from counsellors – is offered to you in addition to the services offered by our own University wellbeing team.
You are very welcome to make use of the services that our wellbeing team provides or the Health Assured service, or both!
In addition to our specialist services, we believe strongly in the positive impact that self-help resources can make.
Whether you are waiting to meet with us, or just wanting to find some information about ways in which you might be able to enhance your own wellbeing, take a look at the self-help resources we have developed for you. You can also take free online training to improve your understanding of welfare related issues.
Information for a concerned parent, guardian or friend
If you know a student at York St John you are concerned about, we can help you point them in the right direction for support.
Information for University staff members who are supporting a student
If you work at the University and are working with a distressed student, we have produced information for you.