We're here to support you
Find out about our remote and face-to-face services
Disability & Wellbeing Services would like to give you an overview on the Services we continue to offer during the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation.
Discover the range of supports we offer below.
Disability & Wellbeing Drop-in, Mon-Fri 11:00am-3:00pm
Our Drop-In Service provides support to all students, whether you are on-campus or off-campus
You can get in touch with us by:
Calling us: 07387 546 123 between 11:00am-3:00pm
Visiting us: Student Guidance Centre, Level 1, 11:00am-3:00pm
Alternatively, you can also contact us through:
During your Drop-In meeting, the Disability & Wellbeing Adviser may feel that you need a longer appointment to discuss your issues and explore suitable support options. Therefore you may be booked into a 1:1 appointment with an appropriate member of the team, or it may be that you need support from another service, such as Counselling, Advice SU or an external service.
Need supplies? We can help!
We appreciate times are challenging and students may need support with essentials while self-isolating or social distancing
If you find yourself struggling to purchase basic essentials due to your finances, please contact Student Wellbeing.
This will aim to get you the essentials you need to ensure that you are comfortable and provided for.
Our support is not means-tested, and you can still apply for the Student Support Fund for an additional package of financial support. You can find more information about this at the University’s FAQs and Advice SU FAQ.
Contact us at StudentWellbeing@qub.ac.uk
Keeping connected with us
Social Media is the best way to keep up-to-date with our information
It's understandable that social media can be overwhelming, especially now. Our channels hopefully give you the space to engage with our campaigns. We have lots of content planned to help you practice healthy ways to manage your physical and mental wellbeing.
The links below will direct you to each of our social media platforms where we are posting daily tips on checking in with yourself, and checking in with others (while still social distancing!)
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Instagram
- Follow Student Wellbeing Service on Twitter
- Follow Safe & Healthy Relationships on Twitter
This will include tips on how you practice the 5 steps to Wellbeing (Be Active, Connect, Take Notice, Give and Keep Learning).
Disabilities & Long-Term Conditions
Your Ongoing Support from Disability Services
For students registered with Disability Services, the University is working hard to ensure your reasonable adjustments are accommodated throughout the 2020/21 academic year.
Our most up-to-date information is being kept live on the University's Coronavirus FAQ page. Please check here in the first instance.
If you still need support with your query, you can contact your allocated Disability Officer, or for generic queries, contact Disability.Office@qub.ac.uk
Have a longer chat with us!
Our Consultations & Coaching are a great way for someone to listen to you & put a plan in place
Students can request a meeting with a Wellbeing Adviser by completing our online form or emailing StudentWellbeing@qub.ac.uk. Students will be allocated a one-hour consultation appointment with a Wellbeing Adviser to discuss their issues or concerns and look at appropriate support options.
Student Wellbeing Service is a free service for all students registered at the University, including students on placement and Erasmus programmes (support can be arranged via telephone/Skype).
The Student Wellbeing Adviser will listen non-judgementally to your issues and concerns, and talk through suitable support options.
Please read our Student Support Agreement which explains how we treat the information you share with us whist receiving support.
Perhaps you need Counselling support
Inspire Students is here for you throughout all of this
The Counselling Service is run in partnership with Inspire, a local counselling organisation.
You can make an appointment in any one of the following ways:
Tel: 0808 800 0016 (24hr Freephone)
Take Control with Stress Control
Free Stress Control Workshops Provided by the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust
Tune in to hear Jim White deliver these excellent stress control workshops.
Stress Control runs once a week for 6 weeks and teaches skills and techniques for managing stress.
The topics covered include: an overview of what stress is, controlling your body, controlling your thoughts, controlling your actions, getting a good night’s sleep and planning for the future.
Stress Control is a class not ‘group therapy’ – you do not have to talk about personal difficulties in front of others.
You are encouraged to attend all six sessions to get the most benefit.
Stress Control classes are free and you can come along by yourself or feel free to bring a friend or family member with you.
Stress Control Classes On-line can be accessed at www.stresscontrol.org
Please click 'Read More' below for dates and times of the sessions.
Commences Monday 11 May 2020
2pm & 8.30pm
Twice a week for three weeks;
Monday 11th & Thursday 14th May
Monday 18th & Thursday 21st May
Monday 25th & Thursday 28th May
Keep Learning is one of the 'Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing'
Have a look at online Self-Help materials you can trust
We work in partnership with Inspire Wellbeing, who have launched the Inspire Student Hub. Log on and register an account to access these materials. If you are prompted for a pin, please enter 'QUB2019!' (Without quotation marks).
Students can explore our online resources section to find specific advice on a range of issues. If you feel that things aren't improving through accessing our self-help materials, please arrange to come in for a meeting with a Wellbeing Adviser, it may be that you need to talk to someone to help you work your way through your issues, or it may be that you need to engage with other specialist services.
To contact Student Wellbeing Service, click here
Safe & Healthy Relationships
Zero Tolerance to Sexual Misconduct, Bullying, Harassment & Hate Crime
We are keen to support all students develop and maintain Safe & Healthy relationships. This includes promoting a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct, bullying, harassment or any form of hate crime.
Within Student Wellbeing we have a specialist Adviser to support you. Contact us to arrange a 1:1 appointment, if you have been affected by any of these issues.
Over the coming weeks, we will also be promoting ways that you can post responsibly on social media in support of campaigns such as #ThinkBeforeYouShare and #PauseBeforeYouPost. Follow @QUBSafe on Twitter to keep up-to-date!
Out of Hours or Emergency
In the event of an emergency, please ring the Emergency Services on 999. In a non-emergency call 101.
Students who require immediate Wellbeing support can contact:
- Inspire – (24/7 helpline – Freephone) – 0808 800 0016 (Wellbeing Support)
- Lifeline – (24/7 helpline – Freephone) – 0808 808 8000 (Crisis Support)
- Samaritans - 116 123 (national line) or 028 9066 4422 (Belfast) (Listening Ear)
For any other health & wellbeing-related issues, contact:
- Student’s own GP or local A&E hospital service. The GP out of hours number for the University area is 028 9079 6220.