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Health and Wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing is so important. If you’re going through something difficult, or just not feeling quite right, come and talk to us and know that you’re not alone. These pages are full of useful resources to help you focus on your wellbeing and find the support you need.

Update from our Counselling and Wellbeing team

Counselling and wellbeing support is still available. Despite not being on campus, the Counselling and Wellbeing team are still here for you. You can register for counselling online as usual, and support will be offered via phone or video call.

  • 20 minute drop in sessions will be over the phone or online using Zoom. Please book by emailing wellbeing@aru.ac.uk
  • Appointments can be made to see your counsellor as usual (over the phone or Zoom).
  • You can use our online self-help tools and follow our 6 Ways to Wellbeing.
  • Your online resource, SilverCloud, is still available. Silvercloud can help you understand how you’re feeling and give ideas on how to manage your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
  • We’ll be running workshops online using Zoom. Keep an eye out for details coming soon.

Just because we’re all isolating, doesn’t mean we should feel lonely. Please contact us if you want to talk about your mental health and wellbeing. Email wellbeing@aru.ac.uk

Want to talk to someone?

The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all students at ARU and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Cambridge: 01223 698276
Chelmsford: 01245 684271
Monday to Thursday: 9am–5pm
Friday: 9am–4.30pm

Need emergency help?

If you need emergency help, please take action straight away. If you’re worried about your safety, call 999 or take yourself to A&E.

Emergency help and crisis support

Self-assessment

What support is right for you? Calculate your wellbeing score and use it to get the right support.

Calculate your wellbeing score

Counselling and mental health support

Find out about all the help that's available to you both on campus and outside the uni. Talk to us - we're here to help.

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Look after yourself

There are lots of things you can do yourself to improve your mental health and wellbeing. We have a lot of self-help resources available for you to explore in a time and place that suits you.

Discover ways to look after yourself Wellbeing workshops

Worried about someone?

Find out what to do if someone you know is having a hard time.

Support on your course

Find out about your Personal Development Tutor

Report an incident of harassment

Report incidents of bullying, discrimination, harassment, hate crimes, sexual violence and domestic abuse.

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