Whether you're feeling stressed, suffering from anxiety or you need help with a diagnosed mental health condition, we have a range of support available to help you.
At Christ Church we’re proud of our compassionate, empowering and inclusive community where every member is valued and where those who experience mental health problems encounter no prejudice or discrimination.
We’re committed to offering excellent mental health support in partnership with other service providers. You can contact the Mental Wellbeing team at any point of your student journey - asking for help whenever you need it.
You can contact them via:
There are also the following drop-ins:
You can also join the team at Chooseday Chill for an informal chat over tea and toast, every Tuesday, at Augustine House from 5-7pm.
The Mental Wellbeing team includes trained mental health professionals and counsellors who are here to help you look after your mental health.
They offer a confidential service by email, phone, video conferencing and face-to-face to help you with accessing:
We advise all students to register with a GP locally, as they’re an important gateway for accessing formal support and treatment for mental health issues.
The Mental Wellbeing team can’t provide medical treatment and diagnosis, but they work alongside local NHS teams, when needed, to support you with your studies.
You can contact them via:
In partnership with the Mental Wellbeing Team, Spectrum.Life will offer students immediate online, text and telephone support from qualified professionals. You can talk to them about anything, including stress, anxiety, low mood, financial worries, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, substance abuse issues and much more. They will work with you in getting initial help and liaise with the Mental Wellbeing Team for ongoing support.
The free service is available 24/7, 365 days per year via:
Spectrum.Life App and platform will give you access to fitness plans, recipes, and eLearning content related to stress, anxiety, sleep and mental health among other topics. In addition, you will have access to numerous health and wellbeing related rewards such as discounted Fitbit Fitness Trackers! The platform also gives you direct easy access to the 24/7 Student Support as outlined above.
Register now to the Spectrum.Life platform and mobile app by clicking https://cccu.spectrum.life/login?org=CCCU and using your Canterbury Christ Church email address. Once registered you can bookmark the following link for logging in https://cccu.spectrum.life/login. You can download the app by searching for "Spectrum.Life" in your Google Play or Apple Store.
Nightline is a student-run listening and information service offering a safe, non-judgemental environment for CCCU students to talk about their feelings and gain emotional-support and information.
At Nightline, you can talk to the trained student volunteers about anything, no matter how big or small, and know that it will be held in confidence. They are available in term times via
For availability please check their website https://canterburynightline.org/
Student Space is here to help students find the support they need through:
The support provided by Student Space is safe, confidential and free. It has been developed collaboratively with services, higher education professionals, researchers and students to complement the existing services available to students.
Working with the NHS, we offer online self-help guides covering different topics including bereavement, stress, depression and sleeping problems
If you are registered to a GP you can access NHS psychological therapies (IAPT) services direct including:
To find a local NHS psychological therapies service (IAPT) click here.
Some local IAPT providers include:
The Mental Wellbeing team provides a flexible service to meet your individual needs and is available out of hours from September - June as follows:
In partnership with the Mental Wellbeing Team, Spectrum.Life offers in the moment and out of hours support, in different ways to suit our students' needs.
Spectrum.Life will offer students immediate online, text and telephone support from qualified professionals. You can talk to them about anything, including stress, anxiety, low mood, financial worries, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, substance abuse issues and much more. They will work with you in getting initial help and liaise with the Mental Wellbeing Team for ongoing support.
Kent Safe Havens
Kent Safe Havens offer free mental health support in a safe, comfortable and supportive environment every night from 6pm-11pm.
They have locations in Canterbury, Maidstone, Medway and Thanet. There’s no need to be referred, they’re open every night for face-to-face, telephone or virtual support.
If you feel you’re a risk to yourself or another person:
Each module provides you with top tips and advice on how to look after your own wellbeing.
Canterbury Christ Church University and the Students’ Union believe all students, staff and visitors have the right to live, study and work in a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, bullying or harassment of any form. Find out how we are here to support you if you have witnessed, been impacted by or experienced harassment.
An opportunity to relax over some free tea and toast, have a chat with other students and the Student Wellbeing Service, play board games and more!
Come and join this gentle, no pressure group where you can try out a variety of creative materials and also get to meet people. No bookign required
This workshop focuses on learning about being at university and what life may look like living away from home and how to settle in.
This workshop looks at balancing your schedule and what we can do to keep well while enjoying university life.
This workshop will help you think about student finances, how to manage your money, how to budget and how to survive on a student loan.
This workshop will help you to recognize and understand symptoms of anxiety and stress to develop strategies for getting a better night’s sleep.
Assignment deadlines or preparing for exams can make us feel nervous at times. This workshop will help you to consider ways of managing anxiety around these activities.
This workshop will look at how you can implement mindfulness into your daily life.