Let's talk about mental health and wellbeing: support is available


We know that blended learning can be challenging, so we have put together this information to help support you. Learn more about mental health and what support is on offer as we talk about wellbeing during Mental Health Awareness Week.

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and we take this opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and talk about our wellbeing. This week is all about starting conversations about mental health and reflecting on the things that can affect our mental health in our daily lives.

We know that mental health hugely matters to our students and it matters to us. Check out the resources in the Wellbeing Hub to make the most of the support that is available to you, and join the upcoming wellbeing workshops from Mentally Healthy Universities.

Please remember the university has a number of different services to help support you. If you need help…please do not hesitate to reach out.

If you are struggling with whatever it is, big or small, please speak to someone (friends, family members, a professional) or write it down. Release your emotions in whatever way works for you, it could even be through exercise. Even the strongest people seek help.

Telma, 2nd year University of Greenwich student

Student Wellbeing and Advice Service

The Student Wellbeing Service is open and running a remote, online support service during Term 2. Student Wellbeing offers support through three teams: Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Disability & Dyslexia.

The teams are available Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. You can contact them if you have any questions or concerns or would like to book an online or phone appointment.

Counselling Service


Tel: 020 8331 9444

Mental Health and Wellbeing Service


Tel: 020 8331 7875

Disability & Dyslexia Support


Tel: 020 8331 7875

The Students' Union Advice Service is also available to you with dedicated support from the team of Advisers. It offers free and confidential advice for all students across a range of issues, and is independent to the university.

Mental health workshops from Mind

We're offering Mentally Healthy Universities workshops to all undergraduate students, in conjunction with mental health charity Mind. These sessions have been designed by Mind, alongside students, and are delivered by experienced mental health trainers.

There are three types of online, interactive workshops covering Wellbeing Essentials for Students, Tools and Techniques for Student Mental Health and Looking After Your Mental Health at Work.

For more information visit the event links above or email Sinéad at

You can also check out this series of videos specifically for university students with tips and advice for ways to look after your mental health: Tools, tips and videos for student mental health

Live Well Hub

Our Live Well Hub is supported by Charlton Athletic Community Trust and provides a health and wellness service for students with one to one confidential sessions, including smoking cessation, healthy eating, improving physical, mental health and wellbeing. The service is available to all students at Avery Hill and Greenwich campuses.

Due to the COVID restrictions sessions will be accessible online. You can book an appointment by calling the dedicated Live Well Greenwich phone line 0800 470 4831 and you will be put in touch with a Live Well Coach.

Online mental health support and resources

Student Space

Student Space, ran by Student Minds the UK’s student mental health charity, is here to support you through coronavirus. However you’re feeling help and guidance is available. Student Space is here for you through these uncertain times with 24/7 support and advice via text and phone, resources and tools to help with the challenges of student life:

They have a whole section dedicated to Studying during coronavirus to help you during this time, as well as support with Applying for jobs and practical advice to help with Money worries.

Student Space offer following confidential support services:

With lots of conversations about mental health for #UniMentalHealthDay it is important to look after yourself. Text ‘STUDENT’ to 85258 to start a conversation today.


You can access a range of support through the Togetherall community, providing a safe place to talk with free 24-hour online mental health support. You can share anonymously and get support, as well as find courses and resources to learn how to manage your mental health and feel better.

Greenwich students have free access to this service when you register on the website using your university email address:

Zero Suicide Alliance

A collaboration of National Health Service trusts, charities, businesses and people coming together around one basic principle: Suicide is preventable.

You can find help and text lines, online resources and get urgent help for you or someone you know. Visit for more information.

NHS: Mental health support for everyone

The NHS recognise that being a student can already be quite a stressful time, and navigating through university isn't made any easier by COVID-19. They remind you that you aren't alone, the NHS is here for you.

They have put together a guide - What to do if you're a student and it's all getting too much - which provides useful advice for you, and what to do if you think someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, emergency or breakdown.

Free Your Mind - Talking Therapies

If you’ve noticed a change in your mood, are feeling low, or anxious - perhaps not sleeping at night or struggling to cope… Talking Therapies may be able to help you. These free NHS services, now delivered online, can help coach you to better mental wellbeing.

Don't be afraid to ask for help, there is a lot of support available to you.