Mental wellbeing

Mental health and emotional wellbeing affect all aspects of our lives and health choices. Mental wellbeing is about feeling good and functioning well, as individuals, within academic studies and being part of the community. It is also about our ability to cope with life’s ups and downs.

University can have an impact on wellbeing and mental health. Lack of sleep, changing support levels, eating habits, disrupted and changeable routine can all impact personal wellbeing. We have a number of services that can help to support you with your mental health and emotional wellbeing whilst studying at Loughborough.

What support is available at Loughborough?

Student services offer a range of support services including:

  • Our LU Wellbeing App
  • Wellbeing advisers who can support with issues such as stress, bereavement and family issues
  • Mental health advisers for ongoing support for a disabling mental health condition which impacts your studies
  • Counselling will provide up to six sessions of talking therapy

LU Wellbeing App

We would encourage you to download the LU Wellbeing app on Apple or Android before you arrive. This app enables you to log moods, has podcasts and articles on a range of wellbeing activities and encourages habits for positive wellbeing. It is also a great way for wellbeing teams to keep in touch with you and to share university specific information from time to time.

As part of the app you are able to login as a prospective student and receive advice on student life and how you can prepare to come to University.

You can download this from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

Our Mental Wellbeing Team

Our mental wellbeing team can support you with issues such as, stress, loneliness, anxiety, and relationship issues to name but a few. If you are a student at the University who is facing barriers that affect your ability to study due to a diagnosed mental health difficulty, then our Mental Wellbeing team may be able to help.

We are here to provide support and advice on wellbeing and mental health issues, and advise staff about appropriate practical or pastoral support.

The team consists of staff from a wellbeing background, mental health professionals and therapists. We work with other departments across the University to ensure that you have the best experience possible.