Self-refer for wellbeing support
We may all encounter a time when specialist mental health or emotional support can make a big difference. Find out about how to self-refer for mental health or wellbeing support.
We have different specialist practitioners within the team, including counsellors and other mental health specialists.
After you have self-referred, we may invite you to a 1 to 1 appointment with a member of our team.
Meeting with one of our practitioners is about making a positive choice to get help from someone who is not involved in any aspect of your life.
It offers you the chance to discuss your concerns and explore possible solutions together. The focus is on developing your strengths, skills and resources to cope.
How to self-refer for support
To self-refer for support, simply complete our self-referral form.
The form might take you a few minutes to complete. Please complete as much of it as you can, as this will help us to offer you the type of support that is most appropriate for you.
Any information you provide will be treated sensitively. A member of our team will look at your form on the next working day after you submit it.
If you are using a public or shared computer to complete the form, we recommend you open it in a new ‘private’ or ‘incognito’ window in your browser, for your confidentiality.
We will get back to you within 2 working days with an offer of support and to discuss the next steps.
Our wellbeing team is open from Monday to Friday (9.00am to 5.00pm). We are NOT an emergency or crisis service. Therefore, if you feel you are at immediate risk or you need urgent help, you should visit the Need help now page for information about the services available to help you.
Attending an appointment
If we offer you an appointment, we have collated some useful information to help you get as much out of your appointment as possible.
Meet our wellbeing team
Find out more about our specialist team.
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.