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Health and wellbeing

Wellbeing and welfare support

We are a confidential service made up of mental health, welfare and counselling professionals. We provide emotional and psychological support to students at York St John University.

We are located in the Holgate Student Centre and operate a service Monday to Friday within usual office hours.

You can arrange an appointment with us by calling 01904 876 477, emailing or asking at the Student Information Desk in Holgate.

If you are worried about someone else you can contact us for confidential support and advice.

Wellbeing drop-in

The Wellbeing drop-in gives you the chance to talk to a professional and decide together what might be most helpful for you right now. It will be a short assessment session (20-30 minutes) at the end of which we will have a plan of what steps you can take next. Whilst for many students a one-off drop-in session gives enough times and space to talk through concerns, we will also assess your immediate needs and agree on a next step if needed.

Sessions run throughout the year at the following times:

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1:00pm to 2:00pm 
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 3:00pm to 4:00pm 

Ask for the Wellbeing Drop-in at the Student Information Desk in Holgate Student Centre. Drop-in sessions do get very busy, particularly in term time and there are limited spaces available.

Your wellbeing and welfare support services

Mental health advice

Our mental health advisers can provide short and long-term support to students with emerging or existing mental health diagnoses.


Our coaching practitioners work with you to look at the present and help you to visualise how you can get where you would like to be.


Our counsellors help you to bring about effective change or enhance your wellbeing.

Big White Wall

Access a 24/7 online community for professional support from trained counsellors.

Bullying and harassment

Access our bullying and harassment policy and find out about support for bullying, harassment and hate crime.

Pregnancy and your studies

Find out about pregnancy and your studies, including the support we can offer.

Groups and workshops

We organise groups and workshops to support your wellbeing during your studies.

Information for parents and guardians

Find out how you can support your children and relatives while they attend university.

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