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What wellbeing support can you get at Kingston University?

Sometimes, university can be a bit of a shock to the system - whether it's homesickness, financial worries, family issues, academic stress or a lack of motivation, it's not uncommon for students to need that bit of extra support in navigating student life. Kingston University's Student Counselling and Wellbeing Team offer a range of support services to help you no matter what challenge you're facing - a few of which I'll list here!

Drop-In Sessions
If you're not sure how to make the most of the Student Wellbeing Team, or even what type of support you might need at university, drop-in sessions might be just the thing for you! These quick 10 minute sessions take place online on Wednesdays and Fridays, and are in person from 12-1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the The Health Centre, Penrhyn Road Campus. Booking for online sessions can be done under the Support tab > Student Wellbeing Hub on MyKingston - but feel free to walk-in to the in-person sessions without booking!

Self-Help Guides
If you feel uncomfortable discussing your issues face-to-face, Kingston's online library of self-help guides might be of use. Covering areas such as bereavement, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, anxiety, stress and sleeping issues, the self-help guides are a handy tool written by clinical psychologists to give you practical advice and support through any difficulties. Make sure to check them out through the Student Wellbeing Hub!

Counselling sessions are available to all Kingston University students, with each student able to access up to six consecutive counselling sessions every academic year. Whether it's virtual or face-to-face, these 50 minute sessions offer you the opportunity to speak to one of KU's Student Counsellors, who'll help you towards your personal goals and support you through any changes you might be experiencing. If you think this support might be useful for you, counselling sessions can be booked through MyKingston after filling out a self-referral for.

Student Social Group
If you're feeling lonely and isolated at university and are looking for peers you can talk openly with, the Student Wellbeing Service hosts a student group event every Wednesday on the Penrhyn Road Campus from 1-2pm. If you're a student interested in joining, reach out to [email protected] to get added to the mailing list.

I hope this was useful! Remember, this list isn't exhaustive and many other services are offered, including listening and stress management sessions. Wellbeing staff will always be there to support you whatever you might be feeling, so make sure to reach out if you're struggling. :smile:

- Eve (Kingston Rep).

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