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2020 Welcome Guide

Mental wellbeing, Health and Chaplaincy

We offer different support services to help you look after your mental and physical health.

Mental wellbeing 

Being away from home for the first time can seem daunting, especially if you are moving far from home, but do not worry, we are here for you. We have different services available to help you with your mental health throughout your time with us. 

Chat sessions

Our Wellbeing team hold chat sessions to help you if you are feeling a little shaky, uncertain or homesick. 

We hold these chat sessions Monday to Friday.  During the pandemic you can choose between live video or phone sessions.

There are a range of Chats to choose from whether you are experiencing low mood or need support for anxiety. We are here to help you stay happy and positive throughout your student experience.

These sessions will be available to book from 15 September. 

YSJ Wellbeing App

We want you to feel good throughout your university journey, so we have created a YSJ Wellbeing app to help you monitor your mental wellbeing.

The app includes:

  • Help and advice on building positive daily habits to boost your wellbeing and happiness
  • Weekly advice and support to help you throughout your studies
  • Games and challenges with other students and the opportunity to become part of a global wellbeing community
  • The ability to track your progress and gain recognition awards for boosting your wellbeing
  • A library of self help guides and podcasts to help you improve your wellbeing and study skills.

Look after your wellbeing. Download YSJ Wellbeing.



You can also access the app through the MyYSJ app. 

Care First 

If you would like to speak to someone about issues in your personal life, Care First can help. You can speak to them in confidence at any time, 24 hours 7 days a week about anything, no matter how big or small. They can also support you with any issues or concerns you may have regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Our dedicated page tells you how to get in touch with them.

Care First 


All students can access free online support through Togetherall. This provides a 24/7 online community and professional support from trained counsellors.

It is a safe, anonymous space to get things off your chest, explore your feelings and learn how to manage your mental health and wellbeing. To join, simply go to  and sign up under organisation with your university email address.


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