Counselling and Mental Health Service
The Counselling and Mental Health Service comprises two teams of trained and experienced practitioners to help students manage any difficulties that are impacting your successful engagement with their studies and with University life. We are available, free of charge, all year round to registered students.
Introduction to the Counselling and Mental Health Service
A brief introduction to the services offered by the Durham University Counselling and Mental Health Service.
There is widespread interest in student mental health and in the support provision offered by Universities. We have collated a set of the most frequently-requested data on the services offered by the Counselling & Mental Health Service at Durham University. This is summarised for academic years 2015/16 – 2021/22 in the following tables:
- Summary Counselling & Mental Health Service Data
- Data by Year Group
- Staffing Levels in the Counselling & Mental Health Service
The Counselling & Mental Health Service offers a range of services to students and staff. For the academic year 2019-21 we have produced an additional table of data to reflect the activities of:
- The Counselling and former Psychological Wellbeing teams
- The Mental Health Advice Team
Counselling & Mental Health Service Activity by Function
This data is limited to the Counselling & Mental Health Service. Durham University has a wide range of support services, including Student Support staff in our residential colleges, Academic Advisors, mentors, chaplains, and our students who work as peer-support through their roles on college or Society committees. It is not possible for us to collate data on the support offered by this broad network. Students are signposted towards the Counselling and Mental Health Service for support when they are experiencing mental health difficulties or are facing distress that is best-served by our specialist team.
We analyse data by academic year, from 1 September to 31 August. Support for our students frequently extends beyond a single term, so we do not collate data on a termly basis. Durham University does not operate a semester programme. We do not collect data on waiting times for services.
Current Durham University students
Information for students currently attending Durham University who need to access Counselling and Mental Health Services.
If you or someone you know is at risk, or in urgent need of emotional support, there is information on a range of internal and external resources offering support and guidance.
Services we work with
Information about some of the services we work with.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (RSACC)
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NHS Mental Health Service
Our Counselling Team is accredited by BACP; our Mental Health Advice team holds membership of UMHAN.
Get in touch
How you can find and contact the Durham University Counselling & Mental Health Service.
Durham University Counselling & Mental Health Service
Telephone: 0191 334 2200