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Wellbeing services

Please note that during this time all our services are offered online. To access them please email your request to The Health Centre is currently offering a limited service on site.

We offer a range of health and wellbeing services including:

Self-help guides

Self Help guidesIf you or someone you know is struggling with an issue that's affecting your wellbeing we have an online library of practical guides to help and support you. These cover areas such as abuse, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, panic, self harm, anxiety, sleeping and stress.  

Focused counselling

We offer brief, focused counselling using a short-term model each lasting up to 50 minutes. Our wellbeing practitioners use a variety of counselling approaches to work with you towards your identified goal and support change or insight in a specific area of your life.

We provide support for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationships issues, bereavement, self-esteem and many others. We also provide specific treatments for those affected by phobias or traumatic memories.

Drop-in advice

Our confidential drop-in sessions provide crisis counselling, guidance and advice. To book a session, please use this form.

You will be able to talk to a wellbeing practitioner or health adviser who will offer advice, support and (if relevant) an onward referral. Drop-in consultations are usually about 15 minutes long.

Drop-in sessions are currently being run virtually between 12 noon and 1pm.  

Occasionally, drop-ins may need to be cancelled or rescheduled. We therefore recommend checking availability by calling. 

Listening sessions

Friendly, informal, confidential support for Kingston University students.

Listening sessions are a new Student Wellbeing initiative broadening the type of support available during your time at University, offering an opportunity to chat face to face in a friendly, informal setting.

Whether you're feeling homesick or worrying about deadlines, an informal space with an understanding ear is available via our health and faith advisors within Student Wellbeing. Bookable appointments, up to an hour, available throughout the year, please email us at

Stress management

These sessions are bookable at both Kingston Hill and Penrhyn Road and are aimed at helping students to develop:

  • time management skills
  • assertiveness levels
  • new study techniques
  • ways to relax.

Please email us at for further information.

Drug and alcohol advice

Socialising is an important part of University life, but can become a problem if drugs and/or alcohol are added to the mix. We're here to help you understand and explore the impact different substances can have on your health and personal/social life.

You can check your drinking levels to see what sort of drinker you are and what this means for your health on the Kingston University e-drink check website (run by the Alcohol Health Network).

Contact us

Student Wellbeing Group:
Health and Wellbeing

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2172
Email us

Contact us

Student Wellbeing Group:
Health and Wellbeing

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 2172
Email us

Monthly Health Focus

Kingston University Health Week 2015 logoMonthly Health Focus is organised to help raise wellbeing awareness and highlight all of the services that the University, and the local community, has to offer to support healthy lifestyles.