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# Counselling and Mental Health Services

We are here to help you with emotional, psychological and longer-term mental health problems. Our trained Counsellors and Mental Health Advisors will help you to manage your difficulties so that you can continue your studies and achieve your goals at University.

Our practitioners are British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (opens new window) (BACP) registered and accredited.

# Get face-to-face counselling, coaching or mental health support

You can get individual, face-to-face 50-minute sessions with a Counsellor or Mental Health Advisor. (Telephone or Skype sessions can be arranged by request in some circumstances). Sessions are designed to help you develop coping skills to make sure that you achieve your full potential during your studies.

# Register online to book an appointment

You’ll need to register online before you can book an appointment with a Counsellor or mental health advisor. Log in to the student portal and visit the Counselling and Mental Health page (opens new window) and complete the registration form (opens new window).

Submit your registration form and we will email you (via your University email account) with instructions on how to book an appointment. (Sometimes, we may telephone you for more information). We will offer priority appointments if appropriate. If you have any queries, please email counsell.ss@coventry.ac.uk or telephone 024 7765 8029.

# Find support online

You can get help online whilst you are waiting for an appointment. Below are some online support services you can access.

# Togetherall

Togetherall is a nationally recognised, free online mental health community that gives 24/7 support, including:

  • Trained counsellors (who will speak to you online)
  • Peer support
  • Self-help programmes

Go to the Togetherall website (opens new window) and select Join us. You’ll need to select “I’m from a University or College” and use your University email address to sign up.

# Mental Health self-Help leaflets

Log in to the Student Portal to access our free Mental health self-help leaflets (opens new window).

# Student Portal

Log in to the student portal (opens new window) for more information and resources for everything related to Health and Wellbeing.

# Get help in an emergency

Please note: the Counselling and Mental Health service is not an emergency or crisis service. If you are in an emergency crisis - call 999. If you are thinking of seriously harming yourself, or are having suicidal thoughts, please speak to your doctor immediately or ring the NHS helpline (111) or call the Samaritans (116 123) or go to the Coventry Walk-In Centre (0300 200 0060).

Last updated: 02/11/2021, 15:35:49