We pride ourselves on the range and quality of our services to support all aspects of your health, wellbeing and personal development. Our Health Centre, our Centre for Wellbeing and our Chaplaincy service are here to help you.
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There is an NHS Medical Practice (Guildowns), located in the Health Centre, University Court. We recommend all students register with a GP here as soon as possible after starting University, so that they have easy access to all local NHS services. This is especially important if you are not a UK resident.
The Royal Surrey County Hospital is located very close to the university, and includes an Accident & Emergency department, which is open 24 hours a day for medical emergencies (including emergencies relating to Mental Health).
The Centre for Wellbeing runs a full and varied programme of groups and workshops throughout the year, which provide opportunities to learn skills for wellbeing.
Often people turn to internet websites and books for guidance on managing their health and wellbeing (“self help”). We’ve listed some recommended sources of accurate information in case you wish to do this.
Throughout the year, various events take place at the university which promote health and wellbeing, and which often include an opportunity to have fun, obtain some simple information or advice about anything you might have wondered about, and pick up freebies!
The Centre for Wellbeing has a team of highly skilled professionally registered counsellors who offer free, confidential one-to-one counselling to both students and staff.
Any problem causing any degree of distress is appropriate to discuss. It can often be surprising how much just talking about a problem can help.
We have a team of advisors, based at the Centre for Wellbeing, who offer information and advice about how to manage your health and wellbeing. This differs from counselling, in that the focus is on practical ways to tackle specific problems and general lifestyle advice.
They regularly liaise with external services (such as local NHS hospitals and community teams) to ensure students are able to access appropriate support, and co-ordinate support so that impact on studies is minimised.