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Wellbeing and Welfare

Wellbeing and Welfare

Access free support to help you manage your wellbeing and welfare.

It is normal to need some support during your time at university. Our services are here for you.

Our Health, Wellbeing and Welfare services are here to help with the challenges you may face during your student life.

You can talk to our experienced teams about your concerns or browse our range of resources to find further support. Our services are categorised into two branches: wellbeing and welfare.

Our services


Our free specialist support service can provide you with mental health or wellbeing support.

We have different specialist practitioners within the team, including counsellors and other mental health specialists.

Explore the wellbeing links below to find out how to access support through appointments or drop in sessions, or how to access urgent support.


Our Welfare Advisers can support you with experiences like assault, crime, pregnancy, domestic violence, and housing issues.

They offer appointments to support you with information, guidance, and signposting to helpful services.

Use the resources below to book an appointment, make a report, or access health services.

YSJ Active

Gym and fitness suite facilities.

YSJ Active

The YSJ Active team offer a range of opportunities for sport, exercise and recreation to support your physical and mental health.

YSJ Active

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 supporting students

If you work at the University and are working with a distressed student, we have produced information for you.