Health and wellbeing

Counselling Service

We want you to have a happy, successful time here at Anglia Ruskin. If you have any concerns – big or small – our counselling, chaplaincy and student advice services may be able to help.


We offer a free and fully confidential Counselling and Wellbeing Service to all current students. You can talk to us about anything that’s worrying you – from minor concerns to major issues, from grief to relationship difficulties, panic attacks, exam anxieties, stress and anything else.

Drop in to see us Monday to Friday between 11.00am - 12.00 noon at 2nd floor Tindal (Chelmsford) and HEL341 (Cambridge), and between 2.00 - 3.00pm in HEL341. Or make an appointment by calling us or using our online registration form.

Outside of these times if something is troubling you and you need to talk through your problems please contact the Samaritans on 116 123 (UK). The Samaritans provide a confidential service and support for anyone in crisis 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you'd like to contact our Counselling and Wellbeing Service:


Our Chaplaincy Service is here for you regardless of your religion or beliefs. You’re welcome to talk to us about anything:  life, family, religion, money, relationships and more. You’ll also find quiet rooms on campus which you can use for prayer, meditation or just relaxation.

We run a range of social events, awareness campaigns, and religious activities throughout the year; details at Anglia Ruskin Chaplaincy.

We also arrange International Community Experiences which include volunteer trips to Botswana and Ukraine.

Student Advice Service

If you’d like advice and guidance on your studies, speak to our Student Advisers. We’ll help you understand our University's modular system, rules and regulations, and deadlines. We can also refer you to other specialist advisers in Student Services to talk about non-academic issues.

Our Student Advice Service supports all students at Anglia Ruskin, whether you’re full-time, part-time, undergraduate or postgraduate.