Health and Wellbeing

As a UCLan student, your health and wellbeing is very important to the university. Alongside our dedicated on-campus medical centre and pharmacy, you have access to trained counsellors and mental health advisors. These teams are here to support you in a confidential manner throughout your time at university. Have you considered having or being a Student Mentor? The university's excellent mentoring scheme can provide help and guidance in all aspects of student life.

Medical Centre

Whether you are feeling ill, want contraception advice, are concerned about your sexual health, or need information on vaccinations for a trip abroad, the staff at the University Medical Centre are able to provide you with a caring and confidential service on these and a wide range of medical matters.

Sport and Fitness

UCLan have two key sports facilities - the multi-million pound, state-of-the-art, Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre, and one of the region's best multi-sport facilities, the UCLan Sports Arena. Importantly, UCLan students based at the main Preston campus are entitled to free sports membership to these excellent facilities.

Counselling Service

The university's counselling service is staffed by a team of professionally trained and experienced therapists. We offer a free, confidential service to all registered UCLan students

Mental Health Advisors

The Mental Health Advisors Service at UCLan is staffed by a team of professionally trained and experienced practitioners. We offer a free, confidential service to all registered UCLan students which is open throughout the year. We offer assessment appointments, advice and signposting to services to best meet a student’s needs.

Student Mentoring

The Student Mentoring Team at UCLan provides support to students from before they arrive on campus, right up until they graduate. We know there are many issues facing students and we want you to make the most of your Student Experience.

Disability Service

We are fully committed to enabling access to all individuals who seek to benefit from our educational activities. We strive to remove any barriers for those with disabilities as far as possible, to ensure that we provide an inclusive environment and address any areas of under-representation or barriers to access, retention, satisfaction or success.

Transgender Students

UCLan recognises the unique issues faced by transgender students and are committed to providing support from someone who understands your needs. As such, we have a designated contact within Student Services who can provide you with advice, guidance or just someone to chat to.

Multi-Faith Centre

The Multi-faith Centre exists to encourage people in the pursuit and development of their faith, and to promote understanding and respect amongst members of different faiths. It also offers a neutral space where the chaplaincy team offer pastoral and spiritual support for all, whether they have a faith allegiance or not.

During your time at UCLan, there may be spells when you feel overwhelmed, stressed, experience difficulties with your health, housing, personal life, or studies. If you feel like this at any point or are finding things difficult in any other way, please do not hesitate to access support and advice as early as possible.

Our dedicated teams provide guidance on issues relating to your wellbeing, and our advisors offer support and advice to all students, in relation to any issue which may be impacting you. The advisors provide assessments, follow-up appointments, signposting, and can act as a liaison with both internal and external teams to help support you in your studies.

We offer a confidential, professional service, ensuring that you receive personal support. We recognise people as individuals, all with different needs, and we aim to provide support and guidance to suit your needs. Our support service is extensive and we can provide advice in many areas including alcohol and drug use, addictive behaviours, safety concerns, bereavement, stalking and harassment, forced marriage, physical health needs/injuries, victims of crime, and domestic violence.

Requesting an appointment with a Wellbeing Advisor:

To book an appointment with a Support advisor please telephone 01772 895000 or email the Student Information Centre (the 'i'). Alternatively, we provide regular drop-in session in the Library Drop-In Zone (located on the ground floor of the Library).

Drop-in sessions are available Monday (1100-1200), Wednesday (1200-1400), and Friday (1100-1200). There is no need to book - just drop in for a confidential chat.