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World Mental Health Day – Support for all, all year round.

Student news

World Mental Health Day – Support for all, all year round.

In the lead up to World Mental Health Day on 10 October we wanted to take this chance to remind everyone of the support available at Christ Church for all our students, all year round.

At Christ Church we’re proud of our compassionate, empowering and inclusive community where every member is valued and where those who experience mental health problems encounter no prejudice or discrimination

Whether you’re feeling stressed, suffering from anxiety or you need help with a diagnosed mental health condition, we have a range of support available to help you.

Mental Wellbeing team

The Mental Wellbeing team includes trained mental health professionals and counsellors who are here to help you look after your mental health. They offer a confidential service by email, phone, video conferencing and face-to-face to help you with accessing specialist mentoring to support you throughout your studies, mental health advice,  short-term counselling and a range of  face to face and online workshops, events and support groups.

You can contact them via


Togetherall  is a free, national 24/7 online service. It’s a safe and anonymous space you can visit if you’re feeling down, struggling to cope or just want to talk to people who understand what you’re going through. Whether you want to speak to peers or a counsellor, there will be someone there every minute of every day.

Signing up is easy – go to and use your university email address to join. The email address is only used to confirm you have free access and then you pick an anonymous username, so everything remains completely confidential.


The Chaplaincy offers a safe space where any student can discuss their problems in a non-judgmental environment.

You can set the agenda and talk about anything that’s on your mind – from issues with classmates, tutors or colleagues, to relationships, family matters, financial concerns, bullying, essay deadlines or work-related stress. Never feel that your problem is too small or too large, or that you’re alone in dealing with it. Our team in the Chaplaincy can listen and bounce ideas around with you, to help you work things out.

Self Help Guides

Working with the NHS, we offer online self-help guides covering different topics including bereavement, stress, depression and sleeping problems.

Christ Church Sport and Active Life

Being active is great for your overall health, and it can really help your mental wellbeing too. We’ve lots of free opportunities for you to get started with fitness and exercise, so you can find what works for you.

StudyFit is designed to help students who have problems with stress, low self-esteem, anxiety or a low mood, with a positive introduction to being fit and active.

The free introductory 6-week StudyFit programme will provide an extended opportunity for you to develop an active lifestyle that aims to improve your mental wellbeing with help from a dedicated adviser. Find out more.