The Mental Health Support Team is here to support students experiencing mental health difficulties, provide advice and information on mental health issues, and advise staff about appropriate practical or pastoral support.
If you are a student of the University who is facing barriers that affect your ability to study – due to emotional burden or mental health difficulties – then we may be able to help. If you are a member of staff or colleague supporting a student experiencing mental health difficulties, we are also here to offer you advice.
Mental health and well-being is concerned with how we think, feel and act and is integral to our overall health. Approximately 1 in 4 people will consult their GP about a mental health-related difficulty every year.
The emphasis of the support we provide is on working with students experiencing mental health difficulties to develop practical support and strategies to enable them to deal with the obstacles encountered to their academic progression. Find out more about our work using the tabs below. Members of the Team are active participants in the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) which aims to share good practice and influence developments across the sector. Students and staff may find further information on the UMHAN website of interest.
Welcome to the Counselling Service
The Counselling Service is available to all students and members of staff and offers an opportunity to talk and reflect with a professionally trained person who is outside your immediate situation.
For information on our assessment and ongoing waiting times please follow the links for students or staff below.
Please be aware that we have a communal waiting area.
We are a well-established and experienced team of counsellors who can talk through with you any personal, social or emotional concern that may be affecting your wellbeing, work or studies. As a university Counselling Service we have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the different pressures and difficulties associated with working, studying and living in a university environment.
Counselling is not about giving advice, liaising with others or telling you what you should do. Here at the counselling service we are not able to make any changes for you but we will endeavour to empower you to make changes for yourself, helping you to fulfil your academic and personal potential. Counselling does not provide advice in respect to academic work; housing or financial difficulties as there are specific departments to help you with these issues.
We offer free, impartial and confidential support on an appointment only basis, we are not a crisis service.
Medical Care Whilst at University
Students can register with the Medical Centre if they live on campus or in Loughborough town. The Medical Centre is based on campus and provides a full range of NHS services.
Key services include:
- Minor illness & minor injury
- Contraception, sexual health advice and clinics
- Midwifery appointments
- Travel advice & vaccinations
- Immunisation programmes, including childhood, men ACWY, MMR, shingles
- GP appointments
- Mental health and wellbeing services
Welcome to the Centre for Faith and Spirituality website
The Centre for Faith and Spirituality (CFS) is provided as a place where students and staff are welcomed to reflect, explore and express faith and spirituality. It is a place to pray, to meditate and to meet others.
It also offers help with spiritual, ethical and moral concerns. Chaplains of various faiths are available to anyone irrespective of their religious or spiritual beliefs. Their contact details can be found on the CFS website.
Welfare and Diversity
Welfare and Diversity is a section which encompasses all students during their University experience. From promoting positive health and wellbeing to providing underrepresented students with a voice, the Welfare and Diversity section of LSU is here for you.
Welfare focuses on the general wellbeing of all students at Loughborough. Throughout your time here you may encounter a problem. This can be anything from homesickness and stress, to issues with accommodation or finances. Alongside the Executive here at LSU, and staff members across all Student Services on campus, we will work to ensure your time here is the best it can possibly be.
In addition to this, Diversity focuses on supporting and empowering diverse and underrepresented students groups; ensuring they have a voice within LSU and University settings. Whether you are an international student, an LGBT+ student or a disabled student, we are here to support you.
University can be a fun, exciting and rewarding time. However, it can also be stressful; this may be due to the pressures of your course, relationship issues, financial difficulties and/or for a variety of other factors, such as living independently. University Support Services are here to help you deal with such problems, supporting you to remove sources of anxiety and ensuring that you achieve your full potential.