Guide

# Counselling and Mental Health Services

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

We are accredited by the British Association of Pschotherapy and Counselling (BACP).

# Find support online

# 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 and click Join us. You’ll need to use your University email address to sign up.

# Mental Health Self-Help Leaflets

Log in to the student portal to get free Mental Health Self-Help leaflets.

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

You can get individual, face-to-face 50 minute sessions with a Counsellor, Coach 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.

International students should contact the International Office.

# Register online to book an appointment

You’ll need to register online before you can book an appointment with a counsellor, coach or mental health advisor. Log in to the Counselling and Mental Health website and complete the registration form. 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.

# Get help in an emergency

Please note: the counselling and mental health service is not an emergency 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).