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Counselling and Wellbeing Service

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About the Counselling and Wellbeing Service

The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is available to all students at Anglia Ruskin University and offers a free and confidential service to promote mental health and wellbeing.

You can talk in confidence to a professional counsellor about any personal or university-related issues that are worrying you. These might range from minor concerns to major issues including grief, relationship difficulties, panic attacks, exam anxieties, stress and more.

Please note, if you are studying or applying to study at one of our partner colleges and not at one of our main campuses, please contact your college directly to discuss your support needs.

Coping with the unfamiliar, making new friends and managing your new independence can be challenging. The Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to support you.

In addition, we promote an integrative approach to health and wellbeing and run a number of workshops and events throughout the year in conjunction with others parts of the university such as the Students Union and Sport and Active Anglia.

What we offer you

We offer a drop in service 11.00am 12.00 noon each day in Chelmsford and Cambridge where you will be seen by a counsellor or a mental health adviser.

An additional drop in from 2pm until 3pm is available in Cambridge (teaching weeks only). In the additional drop in you will be seen by a wellbeing adviser who can signpost and refer to internal and external professional support and deliver general, non-specialist advice to you to enable you to manage your wellbeing. This can include information on workshops running throughout the semester and online support to our CBT resource Silver Cloud, covering a range of presenting issues including stress, anxiety and depression.

Drop-in gives students the opportunity to have a brief meeting of approximately 20 minutes in order to discuss their current concerns and/or to find out more about the services on offer. They cannot be pre-booked and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please ensure you arrive no later than twenty minutes before the end of the drop-in session.

About the team

The service is staffed by a team of professionally trained counsellors and mental health advisers, experienced at helping people from many different backgrounds and cultures, who present with a wide range of personal issues.

All counsellors work in accordance with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists or the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.