Improve your mental fitness

Our Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to support your mental wellbeing and help you if you feel like you’re struggling.

As well as our counsellors, mental health advisers and wellbeing advisers, you also have access to a new wellbeing app called Fika.

Fika Mental Fitness

Fika is an app which helps you maintain your mental fitness and it’s designed to help you thrive at university. Activities include mindfulness, visualisation, wellbeing activities, character education, and trainer led mental fitness. As well as activities you can work through, you can attend live events and workshops lead by our own ARU Peer Wellbeing Mentors.

Events and workshops

Attend monthly masterclasses live on the Fika app, or see ARU students leading sessions about important subjects.

View our upcoming Fika events

Get the Fika App

Download the Fika app on your phone and register with your ARU email address.


More ways to look after yourself


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

Calculate your wellbeing score

6 Ways to Wellbeing

Follow the 6 Ways to Wellbeing and spend some positive time focusing on yourself.

Follow the 6 Ways to Wellbeing

Wellbeing workshops

Don’t wait until you’re experiencing hard times to come to our workshops. Come along now and understand how to manage your thoughts and feeling and succeed in your studies.

Find a wellbeing workshop for you


Silvercloud is an online program to help you understand your experiences and improve your wellbeing.

See how Silvercloud can help you

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