Student Wellbeing Support

At this time, the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors is our primary concern. Our upcoming on-site events are still going ahead but we will be hosting these as virtual events. If they need to be postponed, we will look to reschedule and, once new dates have been confirmed, they will be listed on this page. For any enquiries, please contact us by email at We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

What we can help with ...

There is a clear link between your wellbeing and academic success. To help you make the most of your time at University, our experienced wellbeing team provide confidential support to all students, as well as applicants.

Each September we hold a free welcome event called Get Ahead for students who have a disability, long term health condition, Autism/Asperger Syndrome, are D/deaf, have a mental health condition or a Specific learning difference like dyslexia. It aims to give you the best possible start to your studies at the University.

The Wellbeing Service can offer advice and guidance on a range of topics:

Contact us

To discuss available support options, appointments or advice you can submit an online appointment and contact request form if you're a current student or complete this form if you're a prospective student. You'll receive a response within two working days.

Alternatively, you can call the Student Wellbeing Centre team on 01332 593000  Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 19.00 Friday 9.00 - 17.00 or drop us an email and we'll get back to you within two working days.

Our Brook House Student Wellbeing Centre, Nuns street, Derby DE1 3LP is open Monday - Friday 9.00 -17.00 .

The Samaritans have a free 24hr helpline, which can be contacted by calling 116 123. Alternatively, for support in a crisis, you can text SHOUT to 85258 for text message support.

If you wish to report an urgent incident to the university, please call 01332 597777 at any time.

There are other support services available at the university that can help you reach your potential. For more information visit the student support pages.

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