University Counselling Service

Welcome to the University of Wolverhampton Counselling Service, here to help you make the best of your time at University by offering free, professional, confidential and non-judgemental support to all students of the University.

Students make a positive choice to seek help with a variety of personal and study-related difficulties ranging from anxiety, bullying, lack of confidence, depression, relationship difficulties with friends or family, problems with your course, time management, homesickness, eating disorders, cultural issues, to bereavement, loss, suicidal feelings and many more.

Support is available in a variety of ways to help you improve well-being and achieve academic success.  If you want to find out more just click on the options available. You might want to start by looking at what is counselling? Why not watch watch our videos or you can hear about us.

Some of our services

For all appointments call 01902 322572, or call into ML building at City campus where we are based.

Support available over the summer break

Students who are currently accessing our service or on the existing waiting list will continue to be offered appointments as usual. To change an appointment please call 01902 322 572, giving your availability.

However, the Counselling Service is unable to offer appointments to other students during this period and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

(See below for other sources of help/support)

During the summer, we will be closed for 2 weeks in August, during which time we will not be reading or responding to emails.

The service will re-open fully in September (including drop-ins).

If you:

  • Would like to access counselling in September, please contact the service for an appointment on 01902 322 572 or by email at the start of the new semester
  • Are a third year student or graduating this September, you unfortunately will no longer be able to access the service, please refer to your GP (or below) for support
  • Are taking a leave of absence and plan to return to the University please do contact us in September.
  • Are applying for Extenuating Circumstances, please read our service guidelines:
    http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/student-support/counselling/extenuating-circumstances/

In an emergency call: 999

For urgent or out of hours help:

  • Your local doctor via NHS 111 (open 24 hours)
  • Samaritans 116 123 (open 24 hours)
  • Saneline on 0845 767 8000 (open 6pm - 11pm)

Accident & Emergency

  • Wolverhampton New Cross 01902 307 999
  • Telford (Princess Royal Hospital) 01952 641 222
  • Walsall Manor Hospital 01922 721 172
  • Burton 01283 566 333

Or look at www.nhs.uk under 'Health A-Z'

Useful links:

Our counselling pages: www.wlv.ac.uk/counselling and online counselling: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/student-support/counselling/online-and-email-counselling/ 

For other assistance, you may find it helpful to look at the information in the links below:

Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org/                                       

Students Against Depression: http://studentsagainstdepression.org/

Healthy Minds: http://www.wolverhamptonhealthyminds.nhs.uk/

Self-help guides: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/student-support/counselling/helping-yourself/self-help-leaflets/

Mental Health & Wellbeing: http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/student-support/student-enabling-centre/mental-health-and-wellbeing/

Chaplaincy: https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/student-support/the-chaplaincy/