UCB Health and Wellbeing Service

UCB’s Health and Wellbeing service is free, completely confidential and available to all students studying at UCB. The service offers 1-1 counselling, group therapy, mental health and wellbeing advice, wellbeing support, CBT and workshops. All sessions take place in a safe, positive and totally impartial environment in which students can talk about whatever issues are concerning them. 

Your time at UCB should be an exciting and positive experience so if you find yourself struggling with any issue; be that academic or something that is happening in your personal life, refer to the service. For more information on the service and what support you can access, follow this link.

You can refer for the service by contacting wellbeing@ucb.ac.uk, calling 0121 232 4020 or completing a referral through your student portal here.

The service also consists of a team of wellbeing officers, who are available from 9am-5pm every day to assist with any issues that you may be having. They operate a drop-in service, so no need to book an appointment! Just drop in for a chat and get the support you need. The team are based in room 801 of Summer Row.  

For support outside of University, please use the following contacts:

(Listening Services)

  • The Samaritans – a safe place for you to talk any time you like about anything that may be bothering you; 116 123 or e-mail jo@samaritans.org
  • Birmingham Nightline – a listening service operated by students, for students; more information can be found
  • Papyrus – a charity for the prevention of young suicide that operate a suicide listening service called HopelineUK; 0800 068 41 41

(In an emergency)

 You must contact your GP for an urgent appointment or NHS Emergency Services on 999.