We know lots of you are currently doing or preparing for exams or take-home assessments, so we just wanted to remind you of all the support that’s available for all students. 

Our Wellbeing and Mental Health team can help you with a wide range of issues including exam and academic stress. You can book a 30 minute appointment with one of our Student Wellbeing Advisers to discuss your concerns in-person, on the phone or online. Email studentservices@chester.ac.uk or visit Portal to find out more.

Call our free 24/7 Student Assistance Programme (SAP) on 0800 0283766 to receive unlimited support on a range of concerns, including in-the-moment crisis support. 

The team can provide support and advice at any time day or night regarding your concerns on a range of topics including stress, anxiety, relationships, finances or housing. Through SAP you can also receive six sessions of counselling from a therapist.

Free for all students, the Wisdom app provides a Live Chat feature so you can receive virtual support when a Counsellor is online and available.  

On the app you’ll also find lots of useful wellbeing and mental health features, including:  

  • Wellbeing trackers  
  • Mini health checks  
  • Four-week structured health plans  
  • Access to lots of useful videos and podcasts, including yoga workouts, recipe ideas and guided meditation.  

Download it from your app store (App Store, Play Store) and enter the code MHA 146072 to get started.

Our Student Services team can also help and offer support on a wide range of areas including finance, disability and inclusion, safety and residential life. Find out more.

Our Chaplaincy team are available to support students of all faiths and none. Visit Portal for more info about the team and the spaces available.

Learning and Information Services can help with a range of issues including email, printing, software, and library queries. Visit Portal to find out more.

Our Academic Skills team are here to help you with a range of academic issues, including essay writing, structuring and referencing. For more info visit Portal or email ASk@chester.ac.uk for support.

Don’t forget – taking a break is crucial for your mental health. Sport and Active Lifestyle‘s free weekly fitness classes can be a great way to destress and boost your mood. Book here.

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