University Of Cumbria Counseling
Counselling and therapy
Need to talk to someone?
Coming to university is a big step in anyone’s life and sometimes things won’t go to plan. Counselling and therapy can give you time to explore what is going on in your life in a safe setting. You will be listened to, respected and not judged. You can explore ways to help yourself, do things differently, be clearer about things and move on.
Our Psychological Wellbeing Service is staffed by qualified and trainee Psychological Therapists.
Change and transition can throw all our familiar coping mechanisms into disarray. Tasks that used to be easy in known surroundings can seem like a huge mountain to climb. Having to cope with daily mundane tasks such as eating, drinking, laundry, shopping and other ‘housekeeping tasks’ as well as attending lectures, sorting out your finances, keeping in contact with family, old friends as well as make new ones may leave you feeling totally confused. Common reasons why students attend our confidential sessions include low mood, academic stress and relationship problems.
Complete our online referral form – it should take only 15-20 minutes. Please note, you will need your Student number for the referral form to be processed.
You may also find this list of self-help books useful.
A website by students for students – www.studentsagainstdepression.org.
One in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem in our lifetime. One in 10 will experience depression or anxiety with depression in any one year. This statistic holds true for students and young people. Depression is one of the biggest dangers facing young people today – suicide is the biggest killer of young men under 35 in the UK.
Students Against Depression is a website offering advice, information, guidance and resources to those affected by low mood, depression and suicidal thinking. Alongside clinically-validated information and resources it presents the experiences, strategies and advice of students themselves – after all, who are better placed to speak to their peers about how depression can be overcome.