Counselling and mental health support

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

You can talk in confidence to a professional counsellor, a mental health adviser or a wellbeing adviser about any personal or university-related issues that are worrying you. This could be anything from minor concerns to major issues including grief, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, exam anxieties, stress and more.

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
  • 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

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Our 30 minute initial consultation lets you find out what we do, and is a great way for us to get to know you and listen to your concerns.

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Other ways you can get support

More support from outside ARU

There are many organisations and mental health services outside ARU who can support you if you are experiencing difficulties .

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Students' Union Advice Service

The Students' Union Advice Service can support you on a number of problems, including mental health, relationship advice, sexual health, domestic abuse and more.

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