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Find out about the advice and support for you this World Mental Health Day and beyond.

Published Thursday, 10th October, 2019 in University news

Taking care of our mental health is always important, particularly while we’re at university. Although full of new and fun experiences, it can also be a time when we experience challenges academically and personally. Remember, you are not alone - there’s lots of support available at City, including the Student Counselling and Mental Health Service (SCMHS), who you may have seen around campus, as they've been involved in Welcome Week and Thrive@City, which encourage students to look after their mental health and wellbeing as they transition to university.

This World Mental Health Day, here’s some more information from the Team about their service.

Support available

SCMHS offers confidential, emotional support and guidance to all students. We offer a range of support including short term one-to-one psychodynamic counselling, CBT and therapeutic art groups. For students with a long term, diagnosed mental health condition(s) we provide specialist mental health advice, reasonable adjustments and mentoring.

Collaborations with other departments

We’re currently collaborating with a number of departments to provide additional support initiatives including:

  • Working with the Library to offer a variety of self-help resources, which you can access here.
  • Working with the Chaplaincy to run 'Breathe' mindfulness, breathing and meditation techniques, which run on Mondays at 12:10pm in the Multi-Faith room, C146.

Register with the service

If you have a formally diagnosed mental health condition, don’t forget to register with our Mental Health Team before the exam arrangements deadline (Thursday 5th December 2019). You can find more information about our service and the support we provide here or follow us on Instagram @cityunistressless.

Other support at City

There are number of other services and opportunities available at the university which can help you to manage your mental health and, get the most out of your time at university.  To learn more, visit

Every Mind Matters campaign

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Public Health England launched Every Mind Matters, a new initiative that provides free resources to encourage people to be more aware of our mental health, and urges us to take care of our minds like we do our body. It reminds us that you don’t have to wait until you feel bad before you look after your mental wellbeing, there are things you can do however you feel.

Visit the Every Mind Matters website to find resources to help with sleep, stress, low mood and more.